Charter schools expanding in New York thanks to $5 million award
August 30, 2013
For children who want to learn more or hone their skills in a particular sport before they head off to college, charter schools can be a great idea. In New York CIty, this is especially true, as proved by students' recent high-ranking performances on state-administered tests.
One chain of academic institutions, the Success Academy Charter Schools, will be able to further their reputation of being fast-expanding and high-performing, thanks to a $5 million award given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The plan is to use the funds to expand low-income, minority students' access to the schools. Currently, students gain admission to one of New York City's 22 locations through a random public lottery.
"Clearly, Success Academy Charter Schools is doing something right, and this investment underscores our belief that high-quality charter schools need to expand so we ensure that more students have the opportunity to attend a great school," noted Broad Foundation Managing Director of Programs Rebecca DiBiase.
The Broad Foundation focuses on improving student learning in cities across the United States. Since this became the overall goal of the group in 1999, the organization has donated $370 million to various charities and nonprofits.
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