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Mike Feinberg        

Founder of the Texas School Venture Fund

Dr. Mike Feinberg co-founder and president of Texas School Venture Fund a non profit dedicated to growing the number and scope of great schools.

Previously, he co-Founded the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation and served as Executive Vice Chair of KIPP Houston Public Schools.

KIPP is a network of 209 high-performing public charter schools around the nation serving nearly 90,000 children, with 10,000+ alumni in college. KIPP Houston, where the network began, is the largest region with 28 public schools educating nearly 15,000 children in PreK through 12th grade. To date, 85% of the KIPPsters who have left the KIPP Houston middle schools have gone on to college, of which 46% went on to graduate - compared with a national college graduation rate for low income children of 9%.

Mike received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and a Master’s of Education from National-Louis University in 2005. He received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Yale University in 2010 and from Duke University in 2015.

Speech Topics

Aligning PreK - Higher Education

Thinking Beyond Z: Changing Beliefs and Mindsets in American Education

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