Press Releases

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At a surprise announcement in her classroom this morning, Erica Stewart, a 4th Grade Math teacher at KIPP Excelencia Community Prep, learned she’s one of four teachers nationwide to win the 2016 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, a $25,000 award recognizing the nation’s most effective teachers working in high-need public schools. >
Laura Miguez Howarth, principal of KIPP Academy Nashville since 2011, today was named a recipient of the Ryan Award for exceptional leadership in closing the achievement gap in urban K-12 schools. The prestigious award includes a $25,000 honorarium and the opportunity to teach her successful methodologies at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. >
On April 26, 2016, the Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch published an article about publicly available data regarding the KIPP Foundation, including our 2012 and 2013 990 tax forms and three federal grant reports. We welcome the examination of this information, which has been publicly available for some time. However, we want to clarify some of the claims around KIPP’s expenditures and transparency. >
OneMain Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:OMF) and KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), announced today that they have entered into a year-long partnership to develop a comprehensive financial literacy toolkit to be made available to all 183 KIPP schools by 2017. When complete, the toolkit will offer resources, curriculum and protocols to help students, staff and families at KIPP public charter schools navigate financial issues, such as budgeting and wise use of credit, and questions related to college costs. >
This month, the Center for Civil Rights Remedies will release a report entitled “Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline: A Comprehensive Review.” It will draw on data from a report from the Office of Civil Rights on school suspension data from 2011-12. According to the CCR report, KIPP Reach College Preparatory, the middle school I founded in 2002 and still lead, had a suspension rate for black students in 2011-12 of 71 percent. This number is inaccurate, not because of a mistake by the Office of Civil Rights, but because of a reporting error we made at KIPP Reach. >
Education blogger Jim Horn has released a book called “Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through ‘No Excuses’ Teaching.” For his book, Horn draws on old news coverage of KIPP and interviews with unnamed former KIPP teachers. >
Bennington College has announced a new partnership with the San Francisco-based KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) aimed at increasing college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it will partner with Temple University in an effort to increase college completion rates for students whom have attended KIPP public schools in Philadelphia and nationwide. >
Saint Mary's College of California announces a new partnership with the KIPP Foundation (Knowledge Is Power Program) to promote college completion for students from low-income families, who are often the first in their families to go to college. KIPP is a national network of free, open enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. >
Accenture announced today that it is collaborating with the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of public charter schools to sponsor more than 300 internships this summer for KIPP high school students and alumni at nearly 175 companies and nonprofit organizations across the United States. >
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The KIPP Foundation announced today that it will partner with the University of Pennsylvania in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This is KIPP’s first college partnership with an Ivy League university, and its 10th partnership with an institution of higher learning since fall 2011. >
The University of Arkansas is partnering with the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Delta charter school network in Helena and Blytheville beginning in the fall 2014 semester. The partnership will bring qualified students from the KIPP schools to the Fayetteville campus and also make the KIPP schools available as a learning resource for U of A education students. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) announced today an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today its first partnership with a private college in New Jersey. Bloomfield College and KIPP have joined forces in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students in New Jersey and nationwide. >
At KIPP, we believe in having a free and open debate about public charter schools. But when the facts are misrepresented, it’s important to set the record straight. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it will partner with the University of St. Thomas (UST) in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it will partner with Texas A&M-Kingsville in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it will partner with University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. >
Rowan partners with national charter school network
Press Release | December 12, 2013
Rowan University has partnered with the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a nationwide network of charter schools in underserved communities. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it has partnered with St. Edward’s University in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students in Austin and nationwide. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it will partner with Lycoming College in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it will partner with Rutgers University–Camden in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it will partner with Ouachita Baptist University in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students in the Delta and nationwide. >
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) announced today that it will partner with Dillard University in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students in New Orleans and nationwide. >
 
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