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LPS-Richmond aims high

on December 18, 2010

The mission of Leadership Public School-Richmond(LPS-Richmond) is to send 100% of its students to college. Many of the students would be the first in their families to achieve a higher education.

The formula combines dedicated teachers and extremely high standards. Learn more about their journey and how the YouTube musical sensation Pomplamoose helped schools in Richmond receive over 1,000 books in just three days.

And click here to learn how you can donate a book to the Richmond Book Drive!


  1. Annie Hayes on December 18, 2010 at 8:14 am

    such an uplifting video !

  2. […] Tyler Hester’s book drive (background here) is in full swing.  Check out this video. […]

  3. Tyler Hester on December 18, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Thanks to Kamila and to Richmond Confidential for shining a spotlight on my wonderful students! I have one correction, though: my students grew by 16 percent from their diagnostic to the first unit assessment rather than by 20 percent. I apologize for the error! Still, I think that they’re on track to make terrific growth. Also, to provide an update, the Richmond Book Drive has currently brought in more than 7,800 books for a total of over $60,000 spent on Amazon. On behalf of my students and other young people around Richmond, thank you!

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