KIPP is Making a Difference for African American Students in Oakland

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October 6, 2011 Last week, one of our local charters, KIPP Bridge, was featured in CCSA's report Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap Closing Reform: The Success of California Charter Schools in Promoting African American Achievement, which details the performance and enrollment trends of African American students in California's public schools, including charter schools.

The research report found that charter schools are effectively accelerating the performance of African American students. The report also found that charter schools have consistently earned higher African American Academic Performance Index (API) scores and proficiency rates statewide, in many urban districts, including Oakland, and across subjects. KIPP Bridge is profiled in the report as a best practice case study.

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