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    Impact on Public Education

    Our vision at KIPP Public Schools is that every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities. We’re committed to helping prove what’s possible for public school students across the country.

    K-12 and Higher Ed Collaboration

    KIPP has partnered with 98 colleges to identify strategies that can be implemented by K-12 schools and higher education institutions to increase the college graduation rates of first-generation students and students of color. Our partnerships include efforts to encourage a wider range of high school applicants, support for tuition financing, and a commitment to not let students slip through cracks during college to ensure that they persist to graduation.

    Read the key themes that emerged from our 2016 College Presidents Convening.

    Advocating for a Quality Education for Everyone

    KIPP believes that one way to ensure more students have access to a great education is by advocating for policies that support excellent schools. We see policy as one way to ensure a great K-12 education for students, as well as to increase both access to and persistence through higher education.

    We believe one of the most important ways for alumni, teachers, staff, and families to be heard on the issues that matter most in our communities is through voting. At the KIPP School Summit, in July 2016, we kicked off a KIPP-wide voter registration drive. Since then, KIPP regions have hosted local voter registration drives for their families and staff.

    K-12 Collaboration

    There are key elements to our model, including curricula, methods, and tools we’ve developed that can be adapted in other schools for the benefit of more students. As we grow, KIPP continues to seek opportunities to facilitate the exchange of ideas with other public school educators, so that we can all help students achieve at the highest levels.

    Literacy Curriculum

    Through a pilot made possible by the Charter School Growth Fund, we are partnering with six charter management organizations to implement our college-prep literacy curriculum, KIPP Wheatley. Through this collaboration over the next year, the following schools will share insights and knowledge to learn from each other:
    • Achievement Prep (DC)
    • Aspire Public Schools (Memphis)
    • Freedom Preparatory Academy (Memphis)
    • LEARN Charter Schools (Chicago)
    • The Preparatory Schools (Cleveland)
    • University Preparatory Academies (Palm Beach)

    District-Charter Collaboration

    Spring Branch Independent School District, YES Prep, and KIPP Houston partner to provide more high-quality school choices for students in the Spring Branch area, and to accelerate and support the culture of post-secondary success within Spring Branch. Helena-West Helena School District, Lee County School District, and KIPP Delta have partnered to offer KIPP Forward (formerly KIPP Through College) services to the families of hundreds of juniors and seniors at Central High School and Lee High School. Many examples of charter-district collaboration exist across the KIPP network.

    Principal Selection and Development

    KIPP offers development and hands-on training to administrators interested in learning about our principal development model. The KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship (KLDF) creates a unique space for participants to collaborate and share ideas before, during, and after the 6-month program. Leaders from 110+ organizations educating over 11 million children have participated in the program to-date.

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    • It's about working hard, being strategic, and being passionate about what we do: getting our kids to and through college and being focused about that. Sehba Ali, CEO, KIPP Texas Public Schools

      It's about working hard, being strategic, and being passionate about what we do: getting our kids to and through college and being focused about that.

      Sehba Ali, CEO, KIPP Texas Public Schools

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