“Knowledge plus character pave the road to college and beyond.” That’s the mission statement at Milwaukee College Prep (MCP), which starting this fall will educate 2,000 students at four K4-8 public charter schools. The school’s four campuses are located in some of Milwaukee’s poorest, most-segregated neighborhoods. But in a city with one of the largest race-based achievement gaps in the nation, MCP is making progress toward closing the gap. It uses data to drive personalized instruction, and is seeing results. 94 per cent of its students graduate from high school, and 33 percent graduate from college. The CEO at MCP is Robb Rauh, the school’s first principal, and a former teacher.