Congratulations to everyone on such a terrific start to the school year! We’ve opened 17 new schools and our network is now 200 schools strong, educating nearly 80,000 KIPPsters across the country.
A focus on results and a commitment to transparency has been part of KIPP’s culture since our founding. KIPP Foundation CEO, Richard Barth, takes a moment to review and reflect on our latest results in order to learn more about what our students and schools are achieving.
With 2015 drawing to a close, CEO Richard Barth shares some highlights of what we’ve been up to, and his gratitude for all those who helped make it happen.
By Richard Barth, KIPP Foundation Chief Executive Officer As the leader of a national network of 141 charter schools serving over 50,000 students—88 percent of whom are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch—the most frequent question I have gotten this year is: “Are you supportive of the Common Core?” I get these questions when I […]
How Two Teachers Are Working Together to Raise the Bar for Kids By Jennifer Wells, Mathematics Achievement Director, KIPP Foundation When teachers collaborate, what effect does it have on students’ and teachers’ learning? This year, two longtime KIPP sixth grade math teachers are finding out. Steve Frederick, at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy in Denver, and […]
By Richard Barth, KIPP Foundation CEO In keeping with what is becoming an annual tradition, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of KIPP’s highlights from 2013. #1 – We opened our 141st school Three years ago, we served 27,000 students, and 1,000 KIPP alumni were in college. We decided then […]
By Whitney Grese Hanna, Math is Life Consultant and Former KIPP Teacher I’ve been part of the KIPP Team and Family since 2001, when I started teaching fifth grade math, thinking skills and writing at KIPP Academy in the Bronx. Back then, there were two schools, with three more just about to open their doors. […]