"Above all, they wanted their school to be a place of love, a place of deep respect, and a place of shared success. The dreams of Kyle, Anna, and the families of Highbridge came together on a cold night that December ... I'm proud to be part of a community with such motivated and committed groups and individuals."
- Teach For America Co-CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard
May 8, 2014
At the beginning of the school year, just 17% of our students had stronger literacy skills than the typical American 6th grader. By the end of the school year, 43% did! That's enormous growth. We have plenty of work ahead of us. But we couldn't be prouder of our first year.