KIPP Public Charter Schools, one of the country’s most established and prolific charter networks, has embarked on a new phase in its institutional growth.
On Wednesday, the four regional KIPP networks in Texas announced their merger to form KIPP Texas Public Schools, a single statewide nonprofit that will serve 27,700 students — 25 percent of KIPP’s national student population — across 52 campuses in Austin, Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
The statewide network will be led by CEO Sehba Ali, former superintendent of KIPP Houston. She anticipates new opportunities for growth and innovation but said that major initiatives weren’t necessarily imminent.
While “we can’t do everything at once,” Ali said, aligning curriculum, professional development, and teaching practice is a top priority. See the full story here.