KIPP St. Louis
6:34 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Fostering ‘Grit And Joy:’ KIPP Inspire Academy’s Strategies For Charter School Success

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In 2009, KIPP Inspire Academy opened its doors in St. Louis. Since then, the charter school has grown from a single class of 80 5th graders to a school of 330 students in grades 5th through 8th, many of them behind by two years in reading and math.

St. Louis Public Radio's Julie Bierach recently spoke with KIPP's Executive Director Kelly Garrett about the school's education model that puts just as much emphasis on character as it does on reading and writing.