Education

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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Turning the Corner: Rhode Island’s Economy Continues to Improve

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (August 2014) – According to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) briefing released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), Rhode Island’s economy grew by an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014 and by 3.0 percent …

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RIPEC hosted a public affairs forum on Medicaid service delivery and payment reform

RIPEC hosted a forum on Medicaid service delivery and payment reform, sponsored by CVS Caremark, featuring presentations by national and local experts on the ways in which public and private sector stakeholders have successfully implemented healthcare delivery and payment reform.  The discussion focused on how Rhode Island’s Medicaid reform efforts compare with those in other …

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RIPEC hosted a public affairs forum on trends in higher education

RIPEC hosted a forum on higher education in Rhode Island, sponsored by Fidelity, featuring presentations by national and local higher education authorities.  The discussion focused on how Rhode Island’s higher education system compares nationally, upcoming challenges, the current funding structure, and projections for the future of higher education both in the Ocean State and nationally. …

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