The piece as you can imagine left out several important facts.
The first year the grade was the worst in North East Florida, the second it “miraculously” improved to a B, something that in the real world doesn’t really happen that often, then it’s third year the grade would have dropped to a D if it wasn’t protected by the states ridiculous rule, pushed by Gary Chartrand who paid for the school to come to town, that prevents schools from dropping more than one grade. Then this year despite the fact KIPP spends more than public schools do, its scores were far from world beating.
Are there good things going on at KIPP and if so why aren’t they being replicated at the exclusive prep schools? To be honest I don’t know. I have my doubts but wouldn’t it be nice if the Times Union did some real reporting and let us know?