Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly September 2012

Top High Schools in Rhode Island, Charter Schools


The surroundings are deceptively modest, but Ella’s American fusion menu — simple, yet sophisticated — is anything but ordinary.

High School Report Card

We rank the state's high schools by academic performance, the best bang for taxpayer's buck and more.

Building Schools from Scratch

Jeremy Chiappetta’s running a new type of charter school in Rhode Island, overseen by mayors instead of school committees. The results have been impressive, but some have questioned whether mayoral academies create a two-tiered educational system.

Out in Public

For transgender youth, living an honest life is a story of survival. But local advocates are developing ways to keep them safe at school amidst bullies of all sizes.

The Big Brand Theory

Rhode Island’s colleges and universities are feverishly marketing themselves to a shrinking number of freshmen. But is it worth the investment? And once they graduate, will they stay?