Class Struggle: Dave Levin
The Knowledge Is Power Program, the nation’s and the District’s most successful charter school network, has a new official name, KIPP, and a new approach to raising achievement for disadvantaged children. In its first decade the network---with 91 schools in 20 states and another eight in the District--focused on creating middle schools that started with fifth graders two or three years below grade level and got them up to speed by eighth grade. Now it is opening elementary schools, including three here, so it can start raising achievement in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
By 06:00 PM ET, 01/23/2011 |
KIPP officials promise to still admit older kids,
Knowledge Is Power Program,
Mike Feinberg. Dave Levin,
change could hurt older children,
main intake will be pre-K not fifth grade,
new KIPP structure
President Obama has requested $210 million to create programs similar to the Harlem Children's Zone throughout the country. That’s a lot of money, but how can anyone oppose prenatal care, parenting classes, fitness and nutrition programs for poor families, as well as the thriving charter schools Geoffrey Canada and his team have created? So it is hard to believe what I am seeing---a short paper from the prestigious Brookings Institution taking a shot at the Harlem Children’s Zone and its premier charter school, the Promise Academy.
By 12:00 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |
Jay on the Web
Brookings Institute criticizes HCZ results,
HCZ Promise Academy charter school not as successful as other charters that lack zone support,
Harlem Children's Zone,