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Derrick Calvert: You are who you think you ought to be

This is the commencement speech delivered by Derrick Calvert at KIPP Northeast College Preparatory’s first graduation on June 4th.  Good evening, KIPP Northeast College Preparatory parents, family, friends, administrators, teachers, and all stakeholders who had a part in this special … Continue reading

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Charter school? Wrong question. Right question: Is it good?

This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle on April 25, 2017. Please click here to read the original post.  Within education circles in Houston, there are often two mindsets about school reform. There are those who long to return to the … Continue reading

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A Trip of a Lifetime

As the Coed National Champions, KIPP Houston High School’s KIPP Krew dance group recently traveled to NYC to train in dance on an Education Performance tour. Priscilla, now a junior, who was part of the founding KIPP SHINE class, shares … Continue reading

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Closing the Career Opportunity Gap

This blog originally appeared on LinkedIn on March 7, 2017. Click here to read the original post.  In America today, young people from higher income families are eight times more likely to earn a degree than students without these resources. At KIPP … Continue reading

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KIPP Leaders: 4 Critical Areas Secretary DeVos Should Focus on to Ensure All Students Succeed

This blog originally appeared on THE74 on February 14, 2017. Click here to read the original post.  More than 95 percent of the jobs created since the recession went to people who had completed education or career training after high … Continue reading

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Now Is a Great Time to Become a Teacher

This blog originally appeared on LinkedIn on November 29, 2016. Click here to read the original post. 1.6 million. That’s how many teachers will be required to staff America’s schools in the next 10 years. And the worrisome reality for … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Ileana Astorga: College Application Advice for KIPPsters and the Adults in their Lives

This post was originally published on Mike Feinberg’s LinkedIn page on September 26, 2016. Click here to read the full article. Fall is the time that KIPPsters join thousands of other students in the journey of applying to college, seeking financial … Continue reading

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KIPP: 200 Schools and Counting

This article was originally published on LinkedIn on August 29, 2016. Click here to read the full article. As I write this post, KIPP is opening 17 new public charter schools around the country, bringing our new total school count to … Continue reading

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This year’s big idea: sticking with what works

This article was originally posted on June 20, 2016 on Mike Feinberg’s LinkedIn Account. Click here to read the original post. Psychology professor Angela Duckworth’s new book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, makes the case that ‘grit’ is … Continue reading

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My Metric for Success: A Long-term Game Plan to Measure Student Success

In this series from April, 28, 2016, professionals describe what numbers govern their happiness. Write your own #MyMetric post here. Imagine reading the local news to learn how schools in your community stack up against each other.  But instead of … Continue reading

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