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Under a sunny September sky with a light wind blowing, KIPP Durham, a public charter school, showed off its newly renovated facility Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by dozens of elected officials, leaders from Duke and N.C. Central universities and other local dignitaries. >
Whalen came to education from a different perspective: He grew up in Santa Monica and went to the Garden of Angels School, a private school with no desks or large classes. He wanted more people — particularly children of color — to have similar positive experiences, so he became a teacher, working in Miami and now teaching seventh-grade nonfiction at KIPP Sol Academy, an East Los Angeles charter. >
Mr. de Blasio went to KIPP Infinity Middle School in West Harlem, part of a large charter network, to show the value of collaboration between charters and traditional public schools. His warm conversations with students and educators there contrasted with his clashes with charters in the past. >
A month after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted charter schools for focusing too heavily on test prep and excluding high-need students, he dropped by KIPP Infinity Middle School for a photo-op with students and the co-founder of one of the country’s largest charter networks. >
Nine-year-old Alexander Garza had trouble focusing in school and a hard time making friends. As a "Human of KIPP," he shares his fourth-grade experiences for others who struggle to understand they’re not alone. >
Houston Chronicle - "More ISD-charter cooperation would boost school quality"
By Scott Muri and Mike Feinberg | September 7, 2016
There's a raging debate in Texas and our country pitting traditional public schools against public charter schools. Here's a novel thought: What if we approached it from the standpoint of doing both rather than choosing between them? >
As CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, and later as the U.S. Secretary of Education, I had the good fortune to visit dozens of gap-closing charter schools. I always came away from those visits — as I do when I visit any great public school — with both a sense of hope and a profound feeling of respect and gratitude for the school’s educators and school leaders. >
It’s not uncommon to hear high school teachers compare the college admissions process to a race: There are hurdles, baton passes, the final stretch. But being accepted does not mean a student has crossed the finish line. >
When Executive Director Hannah Powell started at KIPP Columbus, five people oversaw 50 students in the fifth grade. Now heading into its ninth year, the school has over 1,100 students and 115 staff members. >
I find my planning works a bit like a giant pinboard. There are a lot of ideas that I want students to understand, and there are threads between them that connect and intersect in a brilliant geometry. >
I interviewed KIPP co-founder Dave Levin, asking about the earliest influences that shaped KIPP. I decided to risk asking a potentially stupid question and went for it: Was there an original act of sharing? Of course there was, Levin answered immediately, and her name was Harriet Ball. >
LinkedIn Pulse - "KIPP: 200 Schools and Counting"
by Mike Feinberg | August 29, 2016
As I write this post, KIPP is opening 17 new public charter schools around the country, bringing our new total school count to 200. This is a big jump from the first Knowledge is Power Program school that Dave Levin and I founded in Houston with 47 students 22 years ago. >
The Executive Director of the local charter school KIPP Austin, Steven Epstein, joined us in the KXAN studio to give you a preview of what to expect this school year. KIPP Austin works to help students from educationally underserved communities go to and through college. >
The KIPP LA charter network, which has 13 schools in Los Angeles, spent about $18,000 last year on marketing in the city, network spokesman Steve Mancini said. “The recruiting approach from the beginning has involved a lot of shoe leather — going door to door and going to church meetings and youth centers and having that interaction with families,” Mancini said. >
KIPP Delta Public Schools and local public school districts will continue "KIPP Through College," a partnership designed to increase the number of students in the region pursuing college. For the past two school years, "KIPP Through College" has advised students and their families in the Helena-West Helena and Lee County school districts with college guidance. >
KIPP Delta’s calculus instructor was among 10 educators across the nation picked to receive the prestigious Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award. Nathan Whitfield will receive $10,000 for his outstanding work in the classroom of the collegiate preparatory high school in Helena. >
Starting August 9th KIPP Endeavor will be expanding their grade levels and serving Kindergarten to 8th grade. This has been a long-time goal for KIPP, which had previously served students from 5th through 8th grade. >
Low-income students are far less likely than their more affluent peers to finish college, so KIPP, a charter-school network with sites in New York City, runs a three-week “summer bridge” program to give its high-school graduates such as Vincencial a better shot. >
With its decision to approve a modified expansion of KIPP Reach Academy, the Oklahoma City School Board chose to compromise — a practice all too rare in these politically charged times. It's a move that at its core will help children. >
The Oklahoma City School Board on Monday night approved a modified expansion plan for KIPP Reach Academy that will allow the charter school to occupy an existing elementary school building while a task force explores other possible locations. >
Here in Oklahoma City, a debate is underway about the expansion of a charter school called KIPP Reach. While KIPP is only one school in our city's public school system, I know that allowing KIPP to expand could have an enormous impact for children in northeast Oklahoma City. >
A New Orleans principal has been honored as one of the state's top educators for 2017. The Louisiana Education Department named Joey LaRoche the 2017 High School Principal of the Year on Friday (July 15). LaRoche leads KIPP Renaissance High on St. Claude Avenue. >
The Oklahoma City community, our business and civic leaders agree. If we want to put Oklahoma City on the map—to make it a great city, a destination for families, an employment center—we must have great public education in an attractive environment. >
...As a South Bronx native, I easily could’ve been a statistic myself. But last month I received my diploma from Syracuse University. I just started my first full-time job as a financial analyst.Why did I succeed where so many of my peers did not? Two reasons: my mother and my guidance counselor. >
Monique Lawrence is a student on a mission. As a rising sophomore at Siena College, she is the first in her family to go to college. She knows she has a lot to prove and is not taking the opportunity lightly. She’s pursuing an aggressive course load to become a computer science major with a double minor in entrepreneurship and women studies, plus a certificate in community development. >

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