Happy new year! Keeping up with our annual tradition, KIPP CEO Richard Barth shares some highlights from 2016 and thoughts on where we are as a team and family.
This summer, the Louisiana Legislature significantly reduced funding for the state scholarship program, TOPS. For students like Isaiah from KIPP New Orleans, this profoundly affects how and whether they can pay for college.
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.
We’ve never been more excited about the year to come, which includes many ‘firsts’ for KIPP. New initiatives to learn more from our peers, to share more of what we know, and to adapt in order to better confront the challenges our students face. Read about three here!
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.
Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer of the KIPP Foundation, urges Congress to keep transparency and accountability in mind as they consider the next form that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) will take.