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KIPP public charter schools prepare kids for success in college and in life. Students learn the value of an education in both character skills and academic leadership.
KIPP began in 1994 when teachers Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg completed their Teach For America commitment and launched a program for fifth graders in a public school in inner-city Houston, Texas. Feinberg developed KIPP Academy Houston into a charter school, while Levin went on to establish KIPP Academy New York in the South Bronx. The original KIPP Academies have a sustained record of high student achievement. The Texas Education Agency has recognized KIPP Academy Houston as an "Exemplary School" for almost every year of its existence. KIPP alumni have earned over $21 million in scholarships for college-preparatory high schools.
created May 31, 2012
updated February 11, 2013