WHAT WORKS

Through the "What Works" Series, RIMA seeks to highlight mayoral academy lessons learned and identify and report on best practices, while opening up a space for continued conversation and improvement on key education topics.

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What Works for Recruiting and Retaining Excellent Teachers

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy shares strategies for recruiting and keeping great teachers.

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  • My child goes to Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in Cumberland and the school, teachers, staff are amazing. My son is special needs and he has received all the supports he needed before and after his IEP was put into place. Not only did my child succeed he thrived in this school. He actually said to me, "Momma thank you for choosing to send me to BVP I have learned so much there!"

    Sonja Brown

    My child goes to Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in Cumberland ...

    Sonja Brown
  • Within 1 month at Achievement First Providence, our son Dylan learned ...

    Within 1 month at Achievement First Providence, our son Dylan learned more than I could have ever dreamed possible. AFPMA was the best decision we have made for our son.

    Dewa Manggala
    Dewa Manggala
  • At BVP, we are taught what will be expected of us in college and what ...

    At BVP, we are taught what will be expected of us in college and what we need to do now to prepare us for our future. Our teachers tell us about their colleges and we even get to visit college campuses.

    Nadia, Sophia, & Isabella Ribeiro
    Nadia, Sophia, & Isabella Ribeiro
  • RISE Prep Mayoral Academy is the best opportunity for my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Damaris Rolon

    RISE Prep Mayoral Academy is the best opportunity for my daughter. Tha...

    Damaris Rolon
  • We chose BVP not just for the high academic standards, but also becau...

    We chose BVP not just for the high academic standards, but also because it offers the diversity our district did not. The mixing of children from different races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds gives our children the worldview we want them to have from day one.

    Tiffany and Brad Collins
    Tiffany and Brad Collins
  • I chose RISE Prep for my son because I believe in its mission. I belie...

    I chose RISE Prep for my son because I believe in its mission. I believe that great education has the power to improve our children's futures.

    Lorelei Pablo
    Lorelei Pablo
  • It's very clear when you walk through the doors of Achievement First Providence that every adult is focused on what's best for my children. When I ask my son if he likes school now, he enthusiastically responds, "Yes, Mommy. I love it!"

    Fabiola Burns

    It's very clear when you walk through the doors of Achievement First P...

    Fabiola Burns

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