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An Introduction to Municipal Finance in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released today “An Introduction to Municipal Finance in Rhode Island.” The first of a series, in this report RIPEC establishes a foundational overview of the structures of municipal finance in Rhode Island to serve as a backdrop for a more in-depth investigation into subject areas affecting …

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RIPEC Supports Borrowing for State Bond Referenda

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released today an analysis of the seven ballot initiatives totaling $400 million to be considered by Rhode Island voters at a special election on March 2, 2021. The report looks at each bond referendum in terms of its return on investment, consistency with long-term state debt …

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Reopening of RI’s Public Schools Is Uneven Across Districts Raising Troubling Equity Issues

PROVIDENCE, RI – A new Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council report released today raises concerns about increased inequity across Rhode Island’s public elementary and secondary education system since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, entitled “Elementary and Secondary Education in the Pandemic: An Analysis of School Reopening and Distance Learning in Rhode Island,” analyzes …

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Comparative Analysis of Public Higher Education Governance

Providence (November 2019) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released “Governing Higher Education: A Comparative Analysis of Public Higher Education in Rhode Island.” “Governing Higher Education” considers the structure of higher education in Rhode Island through historic and regional context. It does so on the heels of the governance reorganization that is presently …

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RIPEC Releases Analysis of 2019 Education Reform Legislation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (August 2019) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released “Reforming Structures of Education Governance: Legislative Elementary and Secondary Education Reform in Rhode Island, 2019.” This report provides context for, and details of, a package of reforms to Rhode Island’s public elementary and secondary education system that was introduced by the General …

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RIPEC Releases Updated Comparative Analysis of Education Governance in MA and RI

PROVIDENCE (March 2019) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a comparative analysis of education governance in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This analysis is a companion to, and update of, a 2016 report which likewise observed that, despite recent education reforms, Rhode Island’s public school students perform near the national average on …

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RIPEC Releases Comparative Analysis of Education Governance in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE (April 2016) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a comparative analysis of education governance in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In recent years, policymakers in Rhode Island have enacted a number of reforms intended to improve the state’s public education system. Despite these reforms, students in the state continue to perform …

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RIPEC Releases 2016 Education Results Report

PROVIDENCE (April 2016) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a report, titled “Results: Education in Rhode Island 2016”, that provides comprehensive data and a robust analysis of public school performance in Rhode Island relative to the national average and New England states, as well as a district-to-district comparison. The report demonstrates …

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Preliminary Analysis of Career and Technical Education in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE R.I. (April 2015) – Today RIPEC released a baseline analysis of Rhode Island’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) system intended to aid the state’s new Career and Technical Board of Trustees in anticipation of the group’s first official meeting. The Board of Trustees, established as part of legislation enacted by the General Assembly in …

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How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare – 2014 Edition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 2015) – RIPEC today released its annual report titled How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare, which provides details on state and local government expenditures in FY 2002 and FY 2012, the latest year for which national data is available. This year’s report also includes an analysis of the changes between FY 2011 and …

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