According to Jim Berry’s Community Update:
At Monday’s civic association, Mr. Alexander Shawe, Director of Real Estate for KIPP , DC , is scheduled to make a presentation concerning his organization’s interest in establishing a charter school in the building that formerly housed the J.F. Cook Elementary School , near the intersection of North Capitol and P Streets, N.W. “According to their website, KIPP , DC is a network of high-performing, college-preparatory charter schools in Washington , D.C. , which serve the city’s under-resourced communities. Further, the website indicates that at KIPP , DC there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help (their) students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college.” For more details concerning their proposed plan for the J.F. Cook School building, I strongly encourage you to attend the BACA meeting on 9/8/2008. If you desire to know more about KIPP , DC in advance of the meeting, I suggest that you visit their website at www.kippdc.org.