Replicating Charter School Success

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter School Grant Program has awarded 12 grants totaling $50 million for charter management organizations to replicate and expand successful schools. The grants will serve 76,000 students in 127 new and 31 expanded charter schools over the next five years.

"Several high-quality charter schools across the country are making an amazing difference in our children’s lives, especially when charters in inner-city communities are performing as well, if not better, than their counterparts in much wealthier suburbs," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says. "Every one of our grantees serves a student population that is at least 70 percent low-income, and virtually all exceed the average academic performance for all students in their state."

The Charter School Grants Program was created to build a better national understanding of the public charter school model and increase the number of high-quality public charter schools.

Grant Details

Recipient

School Projects

Location

Grant

Achievement First

14 new and

2 expanded

Connecticut and Rhode Island

$1.7 million

Aspire

15 new

California

$5.6 million

Foundation

for a Greater

Opportunity

1 new and

3 expanded

New York City

$1.5 million

IDEA

22 new

Texas

$8.7 million

KIPP Foundation

21 new and

11 expanded

12 states and Washington, D.C.

$14.6 million

LEARN

3 new and

2 expanded

Chicago

$1 million

Mastery

15 new

Philadelphia and Camden, N.J.

$5.1 million

Noble

6 new and

5 expanded

Chicago

$3.3 million

Project Yes

6 new and

2 expanded

Houston

$2.8 million

Propel

4 new and

1 expanded

Pittsburgh

$1.1 million

Success

13 new and

3 expanded

New York City

$2 million

Uncommon

7 new and

2 expanded

New York and New Jersey

$2.6 million

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