Elsa Duré

Guest Blogger

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 Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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