Thursday, June 15, 2006

D.C. School Board Approves Collaboration Between Charter and Public School 

Sue Anne Pressley Montes of the Washington Post reports today that the D.C. Board of Education has approved the co-location of a new KIPP middle charter school with the Scott Montgomery Elementary School in N.W. The idea is that the charter, called the KIPP D.C.: Will Academy will accept Scott Montgomery elementary students once they reach the 9th grade. The elementary school was seeking the arrangement due to dropping enrollment. DCPS Superintendent Janey got the 2 sides talking after he tried without success to have KIPP take over a failing middle school.

What I don't understand about the whole thing is why KIPP would not just want to start teaching the kids from kindergarten.

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