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"KIPP is Good for Students — and for Baltimore"

Monday, March 21, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Buffy Beaudoin Schwartz
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March 10, 2011

"Readers Respond"

Baltimore Sun

In 2002, KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) responded to a request from Baltimore City Schools to open a middle school. KIPP Ujima Village Academy opened in Baltimore when our middle schools were nothing short of dismal options for kids. In 2003, only 11.5 percent of Baltimore's middle school students passed the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) in math, and 33 percent passed the reading test.

In the ensuing years, we have seen progress across the board throughout city schools. Today, KIPP is part of an expanding portfolio of Baltimore schools created with the approval of the Baltimore Board of School Commissioners and the guidance of Dr. Andres Alonso's leadership team.

Read the full letter, signed by the following ABAG Members:

Robert C. Embry Jr., Abell Foundation

Mari Beth Moulton, Wright Family Foundation

John B. Powell, Lockhart Vaughan Foundation

Jan Rivitz, Aaron Straus and Lille Straus Foundation

Terry M. Rubenstein, Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds

Donn Weinberg, Weinberg Foundation

Tom Wilcox, Baltimore Community Foundation

 


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