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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. >
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. >
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. >
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. >
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. >
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. >
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. >
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. >
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. >
KIPP KC has rented space in the old Metropolitan Community College Pioneer Campus building at 18th and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City for eight years. Now, the charter middle school has bought the entire 95,000-square foot property as it embarks on a larger expansion plan. >
The late spring visit by Maya Tucci and Donny Applyrs, the co-founders and leaders of KIPP: Tech Valley's new primary school, was a reassuring experience, Taylan's parents said, after the educators left. Not that they had ever doubted the value of a KIPP education, where the acronym in the school's name stands for Knowledge Is Power Program. From the first moment they first set foot in a KIPP school — four years ago on the hunt for a middle school for their oldest child — they knew they had found the right place. >
On Thursday night, KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate’s (KALC) Class of 2016 was commenced at Lynn City Hall. Salutatorian Enorenegbe Idahor reminisced about her school years and how important the experience will be in the future.
“As we leave KIPP, we are going to enter a new journey in our lives,” she said. “But it is important to take what we learned here with us.” >
Many moms aren't ready for their little ones to be away from home. For working parents, the half-day schedule is tough to swing. So every year, administrators from KIPP Explore canvass the neighborhood making their pitch to parents: The charter school's high-quality, pre-kindergarten program helps erase academic gaps that typically plague low-income, English-language learners. Its curriculum puts the student body, which is 96.5 percent Hispanic, on pace for college, they say. >
"These awards reflect the hard work and grit our students and staff show all year long," said Maisie Wright, school director. "At KIPP, we set the bar high, and are committed to doing whatever it takes to see our students achieve. These recognitions are a good indicator of the success that is possible with that kind of commitment." >
Hundreds of students at KIPP University Prep gathered Friday afternoon to recite a pledge written by their peers.
"I pledge to protect the innocence of all children in my world; to support efforts to end child abuse in my community; to believe a child, intervene and report if I suspect child abuse," they said in unison. >
Principal at KIPP Nashville Laura Miguezhowarth was recognized and honored Tuesday as one of the top two principals in the country. >
A fourth-grade math teacher at KIPP Excelencia Community Prep has won the national Fishman Prize for educators that carries a $25,000 award. >
KIPP Academy celebrated its graduating class Friday at the Lynn Auditorium.
Ninety-seven percent of KIPP’s class of 2016 will graduate in June, while 90 percent plan to attend college, according to the school.
This year’s graduating class also received more than 400 acceptance letters, 100 more than last year. >
It’s the afternoon lull at Bongo Java East. Five students from KIPP Academy are tripping over each other behind the counter, trying to show off what they’ve learned. Grinding espresso beans. Packing the grounds. Steaming milk.
“Let’s see how this goes,” 10th grader Ayanna Holder warns as she knocks a steel pot of scalding milk on the counter. It keeps foam from forming. >
As of May 5, at least 77 students in the senior class have received over 300 acceptance to nearly 80 different colleges/universities, according to a release. The students have also acquired nearly $7 million in financial aid, surpassing the previous year’s $2 million. >
As Minneapolis public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, one school in north Minneapolis is making tremendous progress.
KIPP North Star Academy is a free open enrollment public charter school, which opened in 2008 in downtown Minneapolis and later moved to its current location in north Minneapolis in 2014. Although the school is a public school located in Minneapolis, it is not affiliated with the Minneapolis Public School District. Instead it is governed by the KIPP Minnesota board of directors. KIPP Minnesota was founded in 2006 - two years before the first Minnesota KIPP school was opened - "to address the racial and economic achievement gaps in Twin Cities’ public schools." >
An Oakland-based non-profit has compiled a list of the top 15 Bay Area high schools for students from low-income families.
According to Great Schools, these “exceptional high schools are educating students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds fairly and equally.” >