A Shout Out to Bay Area Charter Schools!

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April 13, 2012 Bay Area charter leaders and schools were recognized this week.

Five Bay Area schools received the Title I Academic Achievement Award, which is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds as authorized by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I funds assist schools in meeting the educational needs of students living near or at the poverty level. Those schools are:

  • American Indian Public Charter School II, Alameda County
  • Lighthouse Community Charter High, Alameda County
  • Willow Creek Academy, Marin County
  • KIPP Bayview Academy, San Francisco County
  • KIPP San Jose Collegiate, Santa Clara County

Additionally, three Bay Area charter schools led by graduates of New Leaders for New Schools won the Effective Practice Incentive Community National Charter Consortium awards for posting the highest gain in test scores among charter schools in the country.

  • Voices College-Bound Language Academy in San Jose, led by Principal Frances Teso
  • Leadership Public Schools-Hayward, led by Principal Lauren Klaffk
  • Leadership Public Schools-Richmond, led by Principal Shawn Benjamin

They were among 14 charter schools nationwide to receive the EPIC award.

Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn
Regional Managing Director, Bay Area