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