More Great News About Charters
The Post-Dispatch is featuring Lift for Life Academy in a deservedly glowing aricle. It’s fun to read the quotes from all the happy kids and parents. What’s even more impressive is the solid progress the students have made:
For instance, just one of last year’s 45 eighth-graders entered sixth grade doing grade-level math. But, over three years, 80 percent of them progressed at least two grade levels. And well more than a third finished eighth grade doing ninth-, 10th-, even 12th-grade work.
The article notes that the school is quick to adopt improvements suggested by its sponsor, Southeast Missouri State. I think this charter school’s flexibility and ability to learn and change play a big role in its success.
The Post-Dispatch adds:
Five charters opened this year alone. Now 15 campuses serve 7,700 students. This story is the first in a periodic series profiling each.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.