Elsa Duré

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CEO, Rhode Island Mayoral Academies

Providence, Rhode Island

Elsa Duré is the CEO of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies (RIMA), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of public charter schools and building district-charter collaborations across Rhode Island. Duré holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in urban education policy from Brown University. She is also a 2015 Pahara NextGen Leader, a program of the Aspen Institute, as well as a member of the city of Providence’s Ethics Commission.

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Posted Dec. 18, 2015

District-Charter Collaboration Breaks Down Walls in Rhode Island

Far away from the political noise that is never too far away from education policy, three Rhode Island schools—both district…

By Elsa Duré

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 20, 2017

Thought Charter and District Schools Couldn’t Work Together? Newark Has Found a Way

It’s often noted that the original vision for charter schools, championed by legendary teachers’ union leader Al Shanker and others, was that they’d be “laboratories…

By Charles Sahm

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