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Two Guys...and a Dream

14 years ago Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin came up with the idea of creating a 5th grade curriculum that could significantly raise academic achievement for minority students. What they needed to achieve this goal, they believed, was the freedom to teach the way they wanted and more time in which to do it. The result was the Knowledge Is Power Program, or KIPP, as it is commonly known, which now has 44 middle schools, two high schools, and one prekindergarten school in the U.S. Read more on the birth, maturation, and flourishing of this non-traditional school program in this Feb. 20 U.S. News & World Report article.

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