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 know that college graduation rates are just too low for first-generation college-goers and students of color. For the past five years, KIPP has been partnering with colleges and universities across the country to help change that reality. In that time, we’ve learned some valuable lessons. Our annual KIPP School Summit provided the opportunity to take our learning one step further.
This is the recording and transcript of the speech that KIPP Foundation CEO Richard Barth gave to 3,000 attendees at KIPP School Summit in Atlanta, GA on July 25, 2016.
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 shares exciting news coming out of two KIPP communities. Thanks to recent decisions, even more students and families in Chicago and Nashville will have access to an excellent public education.