The 74 reported that 4 KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Texas Regional Networks will be merging into a single NonProfit covering the State of Texas.
The four regional KIPP networks in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio will become KIPP Texas Public Schools. The new statewide KIPP Texas will educate 27,700 students, 25% of KIPP’s national student population, across 52 campuses.
The former superintendent of KIPP Houston, Sehba Ali, will lead the statewide network as its CEO. Ali told The 74 that she expects new opportunities for growth and innovation through this new venture.
The goal of the merger, KIPP leaders explained to The 74, is to capture the best of a large system without getting bogged down in the type of district bureaucracy for which charters were meant to be an antidote.
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ABOUT KIPP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school student for success in college and in life.
There are 224 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia educating nearly 100,000 students on their path to and through college, careers, and life.
Each KIPP regional organization is a separate nonprofit that oversees its local KIPP schools and provides schools with shared services in areas such as alumni support, teacher training, leadership development, community outreach, operations, and data analysis. KIPP regional organizations are governed by a local board of directors, led by an executive director or superintendent, and often partner with neighboring schools and community based organizations.
Find out more on the organization’s website.