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The past few weeks have been filled with terrific school pride events that often don't get talked about in the media so I thought I would share these five pictures with you directly.

In Baton Rouge, our January board meeting featured performances from our cheerleaders and dance team. Our Baton Rouge school serves grades K-4 this year.

Our nations capital is full of countless tales of humble servants who began their terms on an improbable journey to impactful American leadership.

Janell Lewis went from 'Teaching Teddy Bears' to 'Teaching Teachers'

In Gary, Indiana, only eleven percent of adults age 25 and over have a bachelors or associates degree. The towns unemployment rate, 6.1%, is the lowest it has been since 2008 yet is still significantly higher than the national average of five percent. In Gary and similar towns across America, the weight of poverty and the prospect of crippling college debt often prevent students from reaching beyond a high school degree.

Proof Positive: Our Model Works!

on Thursday, 15 September 2016

In 2005, we were invited to Gary, Indiana by hometown leaders to start a public charter school. Residents wanted to do something to help improve the educational outcomes in the city. They witnessed annual high school graduation rates hovering around 50%, and college Associate and Bachelor degrees were and still are almost non-existent (only 5% and 6% of households in Gary have one of these degrees respectively). We believed we could create a school that produces on-time high school graduates AND students who experienced and earned a serious number of college credits, indeed earn their Associate Degree, while enrolled with us. Additionally, we believed if we did our job right, our students would graduate and go on to complete a four-year college degree, too.

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