A victory for education

Washington University in St. Louis leaders joined with local and state officials, educators and students to dedicate KIPP Victory Academy last month. The university serves as a sponsor of the KIPP charter school organization. This is its second school in St. Louis.

Washington University to sponsor Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls — the region’s first all-girls STEM charter school

Women are underrepresented in the important fields of science, technology, engineering and math — minority women even more so. To help close the gender gap, Washington University will sponsor an innovate new charter school: the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, the first single-sex STEM charter school in St. Louis.

KIPP students visit WUSTL

Senior Wandalyn Savala leads a discussion of the play The Giver with sixth-grade students from KIPP Inspire Academy in south St. Louis Jan. 14 at the Danforth University Center. KIPP students were on campus to view a performance of The Giver at Edison Theatre that morning and stayed for lunch and an activity centered around the themes of the play.