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Espiritu Charter Schools Exemplify Student Leadership in their Instruction

In January 1995, my family established the non-profit organization Espiritu Community Development Corporation in South Phoenix, where nearly 65 percent of the community is of Hispanic descent. Espiritu Community Development Corporation was a response to what was happening in the community at the time-gang activity, violence, and untimely deaths of our youth.

AP for all: IDEA Public Schools in San Antonio Gives all Students Access to Advanced Placement Courses

However, a recent New York Times article questioned the benefit of AP courses for students from underserved populations. Here in San Antonio—specifically at IDEA Carver, the first IDEA Public Schools campus in San Antonio—the evidence is clear that AP courses are helping to close the achievement gap.