Duré: Make world better through education

EDUCATION ADVOCATES: Elsa Duré, CEO of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, meets with Ryan Kowal, operations and finance associate, in their Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
EDUCATION ADVOCATES: Elsa Duré, CEO of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, meets with Ryan Kowal, operations and finance associate, in their Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
Elsa Duré never imagined she would be CEO of a nonprofit before the age of 30. But she doesn't even mention her position at the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies as one of her greatest accomplishments. What she does mention is the success of the students at the schools the organization helped establish. "I interned at…
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  1. Blackstone Valley Prep Charter School is successful because everyone in the school is working together as a team on a daily basis. Because of the lottery system of choosing students, every parent and other family members of charter school students are motivated to work together to make the charter school successful. A large number of students in charter school are low income and underprivileged. Their home life is not stable and these students change neighborhoods frequently. Normally these students would be attending many different schools. However, in a charter school, these students are provided with a stable learning environment. Every day these students are surrounded by the same administrators, teachers and classmates who care about and want to help one another. The daily lessons are well planned and these students have the opportunity to learn the basic skills on a day to day basis. There are few interruptions in the learning stream. I say, “Let’s make every public school a charter school.”