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After Hurricane Katrina, I started a new middle school called KIPP Central City, one of many charter schools that has opened in New Orleans. The entire KIPP environment (KIPP stands for the Knowledge is Power Program) focuses on getting students to and through college. When I first heard that goal it felt insane yet intriguing. (Hechinger Report)
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has named three finalists for its annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. The contenders for this year’s prize are Achievement First, KIPP Foundation and IDEA Public Schools. (Education Week)
New Jersey
A majority of tenure charges filed by school boards against teachers in New Jersey since a new tenure law took effect in 2012 have been upheld by state arbitrators assigned to hear them. (AP)
New York
John King, New York State Education Commissioner and President of the University of the State of New York, argues that Common Core opponents are standing in the way of achieving racial equality in our schools. (WNYC)
North Carolina
A Wake County judge ruled Friday that the legislature’s action to end teacher tenure is unconstitutional. (News & Observer)


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