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KIPP LA Celebrates New, Permanent Campuses Across Los Angeles

Posted by KIPP LA on Jan 10, 2019 2:42:27 PM

On Tuesday, January 8 KIPP LA rolled out the red carpet (literally) to celebrate the opening of two new, permanent school campuses - KIPP Comienza Community Prep in Huntington Park and KIPP Corazón Academy in South Gate. KIPP Academy of Innovation will also be opening a new campus in the coming weeks.

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Topics: Positive School Culture

KIPP LA Continues to Advocate for School Discipline Guidance

Posted by KIPP LA on Jan 2, 2019 2:55:22 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has rescinded non-discriminatory practices created by the Obama administration to ensure that students of color weren’t disciplined more harshly than their peers. The guidance was jointly issued by the Obama-era Education and Justice Departments in 2014.

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2018 Reflections & Gratitude

Posted by KIPP LA on Jan 2, 2019 1:15:22 PM

Happy New Year! 2018 marked 15 years of KIPP in Los Angeles, so we are reflecting on KIPP LA’s top 15 stories in the last year as we prepare for even greater accomplishments in the year to come. #grateful

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KIPPsters in Dreamland

Posted by KIPP LA on Dec 13, 2018 12:14:24 PM

Students at KIPP Empower Academy in South Los Angeles recently completed an art unit created by their teacher, Jessica Armstrong, called “Dreamland.” During this unit, second and third-grade students learned about one-point perspective and incorporated techniques of overlapping, size, detail, and color by imagining and creating their own Dreamlands. Read on for more details, tips from Ms. Armstrong, and a sampling of student Dreamlands.

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Topics: Positive School Culture, KIPP Empower Academy

KIPP LA Students Participate in UCLA Youth Summit

Posted by KIPP LA on Dec 4, 2018 11:39:51 AM

On December 1st, 15 fourth- and fifth-grade students from KIPP Corazón Academy (KCA) went to UCLA to participate in "We Declare: A Youth Summit." More than 300 students from schools around the city participated in the event, which was also attended by UCLA professors, education students, and other teachers from around Los Angeles. KCA students were the youngest in attendance, as every other participating school was a high school. 

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Topics: Focus on Excellence, Positive School Culture, KIPP Corazón Academy

Schools Participate in National Bullying Prevention Month

Posted by KIPP LA on Nov 1, 2018 4:37:38 PM

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. This year, schools across the KIPP LA region participated in various activities provided by PACER to show love and honor for their fellow KIPPsters. Read on for more details.

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Topics: Positive School Culture

Latinx and Black Leaders Participate in Guest Teacher Program in South Los Angeles

Posted by KIPP LA on Oct 18, 2018 1:55:58 PM

On Friday, October 12 more than thirty professionals of industries ranging from the NFL, restaurants, music, and entertainment to nonprofit, architecture, medicine, business, and law joined KIPP Academy of Opportunity (KAO) middle school students in the revamped KIPP LA Guest Teacher Program. Read on for more details.

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Topics: Focus on Excellence, Positive School Culture

KIPPsters + Math = Bright Futures

Posted by KIPP LA on Oct 12, 2018 1:47:01 PM

KIPP LA students consistently outperform LAUSD and California averages on state assessments in math.

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Topics: Focus on Excellence

Alumni Spotlight: Onyebuchi Obi

Posted by KIPP LA on Oct 3, 2018 1:52:37 PM

For 15 years, KIPP has been proving the possible by preparing students in the educationally under-resourced communities of greater Los Angeles for success in school, college, and life.

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Topics: KIPP Through College, 15 Years Proving the Possible

Suicide Prevention & Awareness for Middle School Students

Posted by KIPP LA on Oct 3, 2018 1:18:21 PM

Over the past year, the Mental Health & Support Services team at KIPP LA Public Schools developed a new suicide prevention and awareness lesson called “We Support Each Other!” The lesson was implemented in seventh and eighth-grade middle school classrooms during September, which is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Managing Director of Student Services, Kim Dammann, explained that the decision to create a lesson in-house “stems from quality control. We want to have control over the instruction that our students have. It’s about doing what’s right for our students.”

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Topics: Positive School Culture