The KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation announced recently an effort to strengthen leadership development, sustainability, and educational quality in the KIPP network of schools with the support of The Atlantic Philanthropies. The Atlantic Philanthropies has committed $14.6 million over five years to the KIPP Foundation to support this effort. The grant will support three of KIPP’s core operating initiatives. It will allow KIPP to focus on leadership by strengthening its principal recruitment and training program and developing leadership at the KIPP Foundation. The grant will support the central administrative systems to ensure KIPP’s long-term sustainability. The grant will also allow KIPP to improve its internal quality control and ultimately strengthen the consistency of teaching and learning across KIPP network schools.

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