The Northeast Charter Schools Network today congratulated the KIPP charter school network after the findings of a five-year study were released looking at KIPP’s impact on student achievement.
For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 17, 2015
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CHARTER SCHOOL ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES KIPP NETWORK ON RESULTS OF FIVE-YEAR STUDY
Study proves the schools are helping students in under-served communities succeed
New York, NY – The Northeast Charter Schools Network today congratulated the KIPP charter school network after the findings of a five-year study were released looking at KIPP’s impact on student achievement. The report shows that the charter network has positive effects on students’ academic success in math and reading, and that elementary and middle schools in particular show large gains in achievement. The report also shows that KIPP high schools are preparing students for college by talking about it often, visiting campuses, and helping their students in the application process.
Northeast Charter Schools Network New York State Director Claudia Granados said, “We congratulate the educators, families and students at KIPP. Today’s results show that students who attend KIPP schools make meaningful gains in their academics – and that the hard work of educators and students is paying off. This report proves once again that charter schools are a great option for parents who want their children to have an excellent education.
“These findings come just one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined his education plans with little emphasis on charter schools, despite their proven track record of success. Nowhere in his daylong program did he acknowledge the need to grow schools like these that are working for mostly poor black and Latino students across the city. If we really want to make meaningful progress for all students, it’s time for city and state leaders to listen to the parents who want a choice so their child has a pathway out of poverty.”
For more on the results of this study click here.
KIPP was founded in 1994 as a network of charter middle schools and has since expanded to elementary and high schools.
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools.
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