RIPEC Empty Seats Report Highlighted in Providence Journal

The Providence Journal highlighted RIPEC’s December report on empty seats in Rhode Island classrooms. The General Assembly has signaled an end to pandemic-era, broad-based hold harmless policies, which have shielded districts from enrollment losses, while RIPEC found that district schools have seen enrollment fall by 7.9 percent since 2019, and some districts—including Providence—have lost over one in six students in four years.

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