KIPP Northeast's founding 9th-grade English teacher Derrick Calvert sees himself in his kids and gives as much zest and energy as he expects in his students.
"My first day at KIPP, I came in class, and I asked a question. And the entire class raised their hands. I had never seen anything like that. I was so overwhelmed. I didn't know what to do. But it's become one of the norms."