new charter schools

5 new campuses are opening here
Stepping Stones, KIPP, Harmony Science hope to build on success
— reported by the Houston Chronicle(1)

Students may begin registering next month to attend three new charter
schools operated by the much-touted Knowledge is Power Program, a
college-preparatory school known for its extended class hours and
strict discipline policies.

The new campuses, scheduled to open in the summer, should help relieve a waiting list that’s more than 1,000 families deep.

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KIPP will open the schools with one of 13 new charters granted in the
fall by the State Board of Education, putting Texas just six charters
shy of the state-mandated cap of 215. Harmony Science Academy and
Stepping Stones Elementary were also given permission to open new
campuses in Houston.

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About 1,200 students attend Harmony’s four Texas campuses. The new
charters will increase enrollment statewide to 2,900 by the end of next
year and to 5,600 by 2010.

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