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KIPP Knowledge is Power Program

A national network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools, known as the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), has partnered with the University of Kansas to increase college completion rates for underserved students from KIPP schools nationwide. In partnering with KIPP, KU hopes to recruit and enroll three qualified KIPP alumni in the School of Engineering each year, starting in fall 2014.

KIPP was founded in Houston in 1994 and has grown to 125 schools serving more than 41,000 students in 20 states and Washington, D.C. More than 95 percent of students enrolled in KIPP schools are students of color, and 85 percent qualify for the federal free- and reduced-price meals program.

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