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The Herald   9/16/2016
Sun- KIPP Durham unveils renovated historic Holloway Street School

The Herald:
Sun- KIPP Durham unveils renovated historic Holloway Street School

by Greg Childress, September 16, 2016
Under a sunny September sky with a light wind blowing, KIPP Durham, a public charter school, showed off its newly renovated facility Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by dozens of elected officials, leaders from Duke and N.C. Central universities and other local dignitaries.
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Los Angeles Times   9/14/2016
Steve Jobs' widow is giving two L.A. teachers $10 million to start a school for homeless and foster youth

Los Angeles Times:
Steve Jobs' widow is giving two L.A. teachers $10 million to start a school for homeless and foster youth

by Joy Resmovits, September 14, 2016
Whalen came to education from a different perspective: He grew up in Santa Monica and went to the Garden of Angels School, a private school with no desks or large classes. He wanted more people — particularly children of color — to have similar positive experiences, so he became a teacher, working in Miami and now teaching seventh-grade nonfiction at KIPP Sol Academy, an East Los Angeles charter.
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Wall Street Journal   9/9/2016
Loaded handgun seized in Brooklyn high school on first day of classes; incident comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña visit schools in all five boroughs

Wall Street Journal:
Loaded handgun seized in Brooklyn high school on first day of classes; incident comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña visit schools in all five boroughs

by Leslie Brody and Pervaiz Shallwani, September 9, 2016
Mr. de Blasio went to KIPP Infinity Middle School in West Harlem, part of a large charter network, to show the value of collaboration between charters and traditional public schools. His warm conversations with students and educators there contrasted with his clashes with charters in the past.
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Chalkbeat New York   9/8/2016
After blistering charter critique, de Blasio visits KIPP middle school

Chalkbeat New York:
After blistering charter critique, de Blasio visits KIPP middle school

by Alex Zimmerman, September 8, 2016
A month after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted charter schools for focusing too heavily on test prep and excluding high-need students, he dropped by KIPP Infinity Middle School for a photo-op with students and the co-founder of one of the country’s largest charter networks.
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Texas Tribune   9/8/2016
'Humans of KIPP' captures little Texans' wisdom

Texas Tribune:
'Humans of KIPP' captures little Texans' wisdom

by Elena Mejia Lutz, September 8, 2016
Nine-year-old Alexander Garza had trouble focusing in school and a hard time making friends. As a "Human of KIPP," he shares his fourth-grade experiences for others who struggle to understand they’re not alone.
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Houston Chronicle   9/7/2016
More ISD-charter cooperation would boost school quality

Houston Chronicle:
More ISD-charter cooperation would boost school quality

By Scott Muri and Mike Feinberg, September 7, 2016
There's a raging debate in Texas and our country pitting traditional public schools against public charter schools. Here's a novel thought: What if we approached it from the standpoint of doing both rather than choosing between them?
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The Seventy   9/6/2016
Four- Arne Duncan: What impresses me most about the first 25 years of public charter schools

The Seventy:
Four- Arne Duncan: What impresses me most about the first 25 years of public charter schools

by Arne Duncan, September 6, 2016
As CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, and later as the U.S. Secretary of Education, I had the good fortune to visit dozens of gap-closing charter schools. I always came away from those visits — as I do when I visit any great public school — with both a sense of hope and a profound feeling of respect and gratitude for the school’s educators and school leaders.
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The 74   9/5/2016
‘Summer Melt’: Why are hundreds of thousands of freshmen dropping out of college before day one?

The 74:
‘Summer Melt’: Why are hundreds of thousands of freshmen dropping out of college before day one?

by Kate Stringer, September 5, 2016
It’s not uncommon to hear high school teachers compare the college admissions process to a race: There are hurdles, baton passes, the final stretch. But being accepted does not mean a student has crossed the finish line.
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Chalkbeat Indiana   9/1/2016
This science teacher says trust and hands-on lessons make all the difference for his middle

Chalkbeat Indiana:
This science teacher says trust and hands-on lessons make all the difference for his middle

by Shaina Cavazos, September 1, 2016
I find my planning works a bit like a giant pinboard. There are a lot of ideas that I want students to understand, and there are threads between them that connect and intersect in a brilliant geometry.
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Smart Business   9/1/2016
KIPP Columbus commits to its students with lots of help

Smart Business:
KIPP Columbus commits to its students with lots of help

by Jayne Gest, September 1, 2016
When Executive Director Hannah Powell started at KIPP Columbus, five people oversaw 50 students in the fifth grade. Now heading into its ninth year, the school has over 1,100 students and 115 staff members.
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Hechinger Report   8/30/2016
How one teacher set a gold standard, and other secrets of top charter schools’ success

Hechinger Report:
How one teacher set a gold standard, and other secrets of top charter schools’ success

by Richard Whitmire, August 30, 2016
I interviewed KIPP co-founder Dave Levin, asking about the earliest influences that shaped KIPP. I decided to risk asking a potentially stupid question and went for it: Was there an original act of sharing? Of course there was, Levin answered immediately, and her name was Harriet Ball.
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LinkedIn Pulse   8/29/2016
KIPP: 200 Schools and Counting

LinkedIn Pulse:
KIPP: 200 Schools and Counting

by Mike Feinberg, August 29, 2016
As I write this post, KIPP is opening 17 new public charter schools around the country, bringing our new total school count to 200. This is a big jump from the first Knowledge is Power Program school that Dave Levin and I founded in Houston with 47 students 22 years ago.
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KXAN News   8/24/2016
KIPP Austin school helping students, teachers achieve goals

KXAN News:
KIPP Austin school helping students, teachers achieve goals

by Claire Ricke, August 24, 2016
The Executive Director of the local charter school KIPP Austin, Steven Epstein, joined us in the KXAN studio to give you a preview of what to expect this school year. KIPP Austin works to help students from educationally underserved communities go to and through college.
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Los Angeles Times   8/21/2016
As enrollment declines, L.A. public schools borrow a tactic from the charters: marketing

Los Angeles Times:
As enrollment declines, L.A. public schools borrow a tactic from the charters: marketing

by Anna M. Phillips, August 21, 2016
The KIPP LA charter network, which has 13 schools in Los Angeles, spent about $18,000 last year on marketing in the city, network spokesman Steve Mancini said. “The recruiting approach from the beginning has involved a lot of shoe leather — going door to door and going to church meetings and youth centers and having that interaction with families,” Mancini said.
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THV 11 News   8/11/2016
KIPP Delta and local school districts continue promising partnership

THV 11 News:
KIPP Delta and local school districts continue promising partnership

August 11, 2016
KIPP Delta Public Schools and local public school districts will continue "KIPP Through College," a partnership designed to increase the number of students in the region pursuing college. For the past two school years, "KIPP Through College" has advised students and their families in the Helena-West Helena and Lee County school districts with college guidance.
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Helena Daily World   8/4/2016
KIPP teacher earns national award

Helena Daily World:
KIPP teacher earns national award

by Randy Hogan, August 4, 2016
KIPP Delta’s calculus instructor was among 10 educators across the nation picked to receive the prestigious Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award. Nathan Whitfield will receive $10,000 for his outstanding work in the classroom of the collegiate preparatory high school in Helena.
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Northeast News   8/3/2016
Back to School: KIPP Endeavor expanding services, vision

Northeast News:
Back to School: KIPP Endeavor expanding services, vision

by Micaela Bishop, August 3, 2016
Starting August 9th KIPP Endeavor will be expanding their grade levels and serving Kindergarten to 8th grade. This has been a long-time goal for KIPP, which had previously served students from 5th through 8th grade.
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The Wall Street Journal   7/29/2016
Charter School Gives College-Bound Grads the Help They Need

The Wall Street Journal:
Charter School Gives College-Bound Grads the Help They Need

By Leslie Brody, July 29, 2016
Low-income students are far less likely than their more affluent peers to finish college, so KIPP, a charter-school network with sites in New York City, runs a three-week “summer bridge” program to give its high-school graduates such as Vincencial a better shot.
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The Oklahoman   7/20/2016
New OKC superintendent's compromise plan on KIPP will benefit students

The Oklahoman:
New OKC superintendent's compromise plan on KIPP will benefit students

by the Oklahoman Editorial Board, July 20, 2016
With its decision to approve a modified expansion of KIPP Reach Academy, the Oklahoma City School Board chose to compromise — a practice all too rare in these politically charged times. It's a move that at its core will help children.
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The Oklahoman   7/18/2016
Oklahoma City School Board approves modified charter school expansion

The Oklahoman:
Oklahoma City School Board approves modified charter school expansion

by Tim Willert, July 18, 2016
The Oklahoma City School Board on Monday night approved a modified expansion plan for KIPP Reach Academy that will allow the charter school to occupy an existing elementary school building while a task force explores other possible locations.
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