Mike Feinberg & Dave Levin

2013 Laureates

Cofounders of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP)

Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin are cofounders of the Knowledge Is Power Program, or KIPP. KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia that serve more than 39,000 students. KIPP builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. By providing outstanding educators, more time in school learning, and a strong culture of achievement, KIPP is helping all students climb the mountain to and through college.

Nominated by:  David Wick

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