Two of North Carolina’s private institutions of higher education are partnering with a non-profit chain of charter schools.
Dave DeWitt: Duke University and Davidson College are entering into an agreement with the KIPP schools. KIPP, short for Knowledge is Power Program, is a network of charter schools operating in 20 states. There are currently 2 KIPP schools in North Carolina, in Charlotte and Gaston. They are open enrollment charter schools, with an emphasis on preparing low-income students for college.
The partnership with Duke and Davidson involves enhanced recruitment efforts and special mentoring and orientation programs for KIPP graduates who are admitted.
The first KIPP students could enroll for the 20-13 school year.