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KIPP Schools Wins 2014 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

KIPP Schools is the winner of the 2014 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and will receive $250,000 to support college-readiness efforts for their students, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today at the National Charter Schools Conference.
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KIPP Schools is the winner of the 2014 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and will receive $250,000 to support college-readiness efforts for their students, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today at the National Charter Schools Conference.

The Broad (rhymes with "road") Prize for Public Charter Schools is an annual award that honors the public charter school system demonstrating the most outstanding overall student performance and improvement in the nation in recent years while reducing achievement gaps for low-income students and students of color.

Among the reasons KIPP Schools won the 2014 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools:

  • In 2013, in 84 percent of available comparisons (in elementary, middle and high school reading, math, and science), proficiency rates for KIPP's African-American students ranked in the top 30 percent of their respective states when compared to African-American students in the rest of that state. By comparison, on average, eligible CMOs ranked in the top 30 percent of their state(s) in 41 percent of available comparisons.
  • In 2013, in 85 percent of available comparisons, proficiency rates for KIPP's Hispanic students ranked in the top 30 percent of their respective states when compared to Hispanic students in the rest of that state, according to The Broad Prize methodology. By comparison, eligible CMOs on average ranked in the top 30 percent of their state(s) in 41 percent of available comparisons.
  • KIPP closed 21 percent of its ethnic and income achievement gaps in middle school reading, math and science across the available comparisons in 2013. By comparison, the remaining eligible CMOs on average closed 2 percent of achievement gaps in middle school. KIPP also narrowed 65 percent of its ethnic and income achievement gaps across the available comparisons in elementary school math, science and reading
  • KIPP closed 21 percent of achievement gaps between its Hispanic students and the state's white students across the available comparisons, while on average, eligible CMOs on average closed 6 percent of achievement gaps between these groups in 2013.

As the winner of The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, KIPP Schools will receive $250,000 to support college-readiness efforts for low-income students, such as scholarships, speaker series or campus visits.

The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools is the sister award to The Broad Prize for Urban Education that is awarded to traditional public school districts.

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