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Charters and Choice

How can we give students options when their public schools are failing them?

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College Access

College: Can't afford not to go, can't afford to go...

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The Dropout Dilemma

What are the real costs of dropping out?

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No Child Left Behind

What exactly is NCLB and how is it effecting our education system?

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Early Childhood Education

How do we ensure that all children are prepared to enter kindergarten?

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In Focus: Head Start

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Teachers

Why are we struggling to recruit and retain teachers? What reforms do the candidates propose to solve the teacher shortage and improve their working conditions?

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School-to-Work

With a struggling economy, should lawmakers place further emphasis on federally-funded school-to-work programs? Moreover, do they work?

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Doris and Donald Fisher:  co-founders of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Foundation

Doris and Donald Fisher
         
 

 

 

“Work Hard. Be Nice.”

 

Disruptive Innovation:  KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.  KIPP builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first.

The core principles of KIPP schools:

  • High Expectations
  • Choice & Commitment
  • More Time
  • Power to Lead
  • Focus on Results

Potential to Serve:  primarily low-income African-American or Latino middle and high school students.  Recently, pre-K/elementary schools have opened.

See more at www.kipp.org!

 

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