Charging Up our Nation's Schools: The KIPP Turbo Plan with Michael Feinberg in discussion with Tamar Lewin.
Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion.
Michael Feinberg is co-founder of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation and the superintendent of KIPP Houston, which includes four middle schools, two early childhood and elementary schools, and a high school.
Feinberg co-founded KIPP in 1994 with Dave Levin and established KIPP Academy Houston a year later. Today, KIPP is a network of over 52 high-performing schools around the nation and has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, ABC World News Tonight, and in numerous newspapers and magazines.
In 2004, Feinberg was named an Ashoka Fellow, and both Feinberg and Levin were awarded the Thomas B. Fordham Prize for Excellence in Education and the National Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen.
Tamar Lewin is a financial reporter for The New York Times. She joined The New York Times in 1982 as a financial reporter and has written for the business, national, and education desks. In 1987, she became the Times national correspondent, covering social policy issues. Before joining the Times, she was the Washington bureau chief, and later managing editor, of the National Law Journal. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Barnard College.