As co-founder of KIPP, I know from experience and research that more time in school works. A well-designed extended-time program can help underserved students catch up academically, and prepare them for the rigors of higher education. Implementing extended time more widely poses challenges, but there are also creative solutions to these challenges.
Mike Feinberg is the co-founder of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program), a national network of 125 college-preparatory public charter schools in underserved communities. Mr. Feinberg co-founded KIPP in Houston, TX in 1994 with fellow Teach For America alumnus Dave Levin. He served as Superintendent of KIPP Houston until 2012, and currently works on education policy initiatives and global development for KIPP.
"Commentary on "Expanded Learning Time in Schools","
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