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 May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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