This month, the Center for Civil Rights Remedies will release a report entitled "Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline: A Comprehensive Review." It will draw on data from a report from the Office of Civil Rights on school suspension data from 2011-12. According to the CCR report, KIPP Reach College Preparatory, the middle school I founded in 2002 and still lead, had a suspension rate for black students in 2011-12 of 71 percent. This number is inaccurate, not because of a mistake by the Office of Civil Rights, but because of a reporting error we made at KIPP Reach.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The KIPP Foundation announced today that it will partner with the University of Pennsylvania in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This is KIPP's first college partnership with an Ivy League university, and its 10th partnership with an institution of higher learning since fall 2011.