"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, April 21, 2016

School Board Proposes Closure of 2 KIPPs

Shelby County Superintendent, Dorsey Hopson, has proposed closing a number of charter schools in Memphis.  Among them are two KIPP schools. 
. . . .The recommendation to close nine schools comes a week after an informal proposal that the district shutter up to 10 schools in order to help close a budget gap and avoid cuts to programs that keep students in the district.

Hopson recommended closing Northside and Carver high schools and Messick Adult Center and revoking six charters: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Middle School, KIPP Collegiate High School, Omni Prep Academy-North Point lower and middle schools, and Southern Avenue Middle School.. . . .
Unfortunately, another KIPP is not on the chopping block, even though it has been among the lowest-performing in the state for 13 years.

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