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Updated August 22, 2019
Ousted KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg files suit against charter network
The suit alleges KIPP destroyed Feinberg's career and his reputation. KIPP calls it “baseless and frivolous."
July 24, 2018
New documents show what KIPP told Mike Feinberg leading up to his firing
An initial probe into an allegation of sexual abuse against the co-founder of the KIPP charter school network was "unable to confirm or substantiate" the claim.
July 19, 2018
Dismissed by KIPP over sexual harassment allegations, co-founder Mike Feinberg starts new organization
The Texas School Venture Fund itself as helping individuals start and grow schools. It has already drawn a handful of prominent education reform advocates to its board.
February 23, 2018
How KIPP’s observers and allies are reacting to co-founder Mike Feinberg’s firing
A day after KIPP's Mike Feinberg was fired, his colleagues are grappling with their shock over the allegations that led to his termination.
Politics & Policy
February 22, 2018
Mike Feinberg, KIPP co-founder, fired after misconduct investigation
KIPP found “credible evidence” to back up allegations that Feinberg abused a student in the late 1990s, its leaders said Thursday. Feinberg denies them.
February 23, 2009
Union launches "BE NICE" campaign against KIPP founders
Part of the flier the union sent out today. In its campaign to unionize a KIPP charter school in Brooklyn, the national American Federation of Teachers union has a new target: other teachers in the wide KIPP network. The AFT today reached out to KIPP teachers from San Jose to D.C. to Boston, asking them to join an e-mail campaign to urge the charter network's co-founders to recognize the union. The saga began earlier this year, when 15 teachers at the Brooklyn school, called KIPP AMP, told school officials that they want to form a union with the help of the local United Federation of Teachers. They said a union would help them feel more secure in their jobs and have a stronger say in building their school. KIPP leaders, who have traditionally touted their freedom from teachers unions as a strength, because it allows them to hire and fire as they please, could have recognized the union and worked with it. Instead, they have hedged — and even indicated they might fight back against the teachers or drop their affiliation with the Brooklyn school. A state labor board is now considering the teachers' petitions. (And the group of teachers, meanwhile, has swelled to 16 from 15.) The fliers sent today ask KIPP teachers to send e-mail messages to KIPP's co-founders, Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg, asking them to recognize the union — and offer teachers tips on how they could form a union themselves. Titled "BE NICE," a riff on the KIPP motto, "Work Hard. Be Nice," the fliers narrate the story of how Levin and Feinberg founded KIPP 14 years ago. "They put good ideas together with hard work and a relentless drive," the flier says. "They also worked for supportive administrators who gave Dave and Mike the power they wanted to start a new program." The flier goes on: Today in Brooklyn, a dedicated group of KIPP teachers and parents want the same thing and they're forming a union and PTA to have a stronger voice. They're asking for the power to add their own knowledge to the program and to sustain the school's success. Full flier is below the jump.
December 12, 2008
Colbert to Geoff Canada: Are there baby frats at baby college?
Stephen Colbert, who has in recent months hosted KIPP charter school founder Mike Feinberg, cash-for-grades guru Roland Fryer, and New York…
November 17, 2008
Pro-Teach For America, but anti-Wendy Kopp for Ed Secretary
From the comments section, a response to Democrats for Education Reform’s boosting of Wendy Kopp for Secretary of Education: I am an alumna…
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