$100M in Federal Grants for More Charter Schools in California
The California Department of Education and KIPP Public Charter Schools were awarded almost $100 million by the federal Charter Schools Program for new public charter schools.
$49.9 million was given to the CDE for almost 500 new schools. KIPP received $48.8 million over the course of three years, with some schools receiving up to $500,000 in that time.
KIPP serves nearly 80,000 mostly low-income minority students across 200 schools nationwide.
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