Exactly one year ago, NBA Star Lebron James made a promise to provide students with a better education and more opportunities. He’s certainly living up to it with the revealing of new and improved test scores.
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‘I Promise,’ an educational institution based in Ohio is home to 240 third and fourth graders. With its opening in July 2018, a group of students identified by the ‘New York Times’ as ‘the worst performers in Akron public schools and branded with behavioral problems,’ has now academically exceeded their peers in the Akron district.
The test results revealed that 90% of the students attending the school have either “met” or “exceeded” both reading and mathematics standards.
“The 90 percent of I Promise students who met their goals exceeded the 70 percent of students districtwide, and scored in the 99th growth percentile of the evaluation association’s school norms, which the district said showed that students’ test scores increased at a higher rate than 99 out of 100 schools nationally,”The New York Times
Lebron James said “These kids are doing an unbelievable job, better than we all expected,” James said. “When we first started, people knew I was opening a school for kids. Now people are going to really understand the lack of education they had before they came to our school. People are going to finally understand what goes on behind our doors.”
To put the icing on the cake, former President Barack Obama also congratulated James and the students on their well deserved success!