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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Mon March 12, 2012

KIPP Memphis To Expand To Almost 10 Times Current Size

Andrea Criollo (right) teaches 6th grade reading at the KIPP DIAMOND Academy in Memphis.


The Knowledge Is Power Program, or KIPP, is a national network of charter schools that have extended school days and a relentless focus on college. Currently, there are about 500 KIPP students in Memphis, but when the expansion is all done, in 2016, KIPP will have 4,500 students in every grade, kindergarten through 12. And 10 separate schools—five in North Memphis and five in South Memphis.

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