KIPP OKC South Community Prep opens for the 2017-18 school year and will add one grade level per year.
Oklahoma City Public Schools hired Aurora Lora as superintendent in July.
Monday, the expansion proposal comes before the Oklahoma City Board of Education.
KIPP OKC has enrolled students regardless of their prior academic record, conduct or socioeconomic background.
“Our kids need us,” McDaniel said. “We owe it to our kids to give them a quality education.”
Fifteen years ago, the MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee was shocked to learn that 10 percent of Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) students needed in- or outside-school alternative services and the district needed an additional 1,205 alternative school slots. MAPS promised “Rolls-Royce quality” alternative schools so troubled students didn’t repeatedly disrupt classroom instruction merely…
All three types of choice schools have excellent records that are virtually indistinguishable. Our application-only school market is oversaturated, however, and we must think anew. OKC’s Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Reach College Preparatory, for instance, does great work, but its potential is maxed out. It still serves about half of the students as the…