School Experiment Grows, Succeeds
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By Axel Gerdau
The Knowledge is Power Program, or KIPP, began with a single school in Houston in 1994. Now KIPP schools serve more than 20,000 mostly minority students in 19 states, including 25 schools in Texas. The program is supported by a $15 million foundation established by the founders of the Gap clothing chain. It’s based on high expectations and focuses all students on a single, lofty goal — earning admission to a four-year college. Axel Gerdau takes us along on a visit to KIPP Austin College Prep.