KIPP Philadelphia Schools is committed to the principles of transparency and accountability. In Philadelphia, the charter school movement’s promise of more accountability, in exchange for more autonomy, has not yet been fully realized. We hope to foster a public dialogue about what an effective accountability system for public schools can look like here in Philadelphia, and nationwide, by openly sharing our results. We are far from perfecting our practice, but we seek to learn from our mistakes and continuously improve.
We know that success means more than raising test scores, so across the national KIPP network, we describe the health of our schools and regions through the lens of the “Six Essential Questions.” In Philadelphia, we ask ourselves a seventh question about governance. To learn more about the “Six Essential Questions,” click here.