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KIPP Schools Wins $250,000 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools
KIPP Schools was announced the winner of the $250,000 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools on July 1, 2014 at the annual National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas.
The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools honors the public charter management organization that has demonstrated the most outstanding overall student performance and improvement among the country’s largest urban charter management organizations in recent years while reducing achievement gaps for low-income and students of color.
Speaking on behalf of KIPP Schools, Eric Schmidt, school leader of KIPP Courage College Prep in Houston announced that KIPP would share the $250,000 in prize winnings with the other two charter management organizations up for the prize—Achievement First and IDEA Public Schools—by offering college scholarships for their students.
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