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Blackstone Valley Prep teacher gets national award

A fifth-grade math teacher and academic dean at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in Lincoln has won a $25,000 national education award. Marielle Emet was surprised with the Milken Educator Award at a schoolwide assembly Friday attended by Governor Lincoln Chafee. The awards are given to early-to-mid-career education professionals for impressive achievements and the promise of what they will accomplish in the future. Officials praised Emet’s desire to teach in an urban environment and called her instrumental in helping to close achievement gaps and raising success levels for all students.