KIPP LA Blog

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

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

Author Julissa Arce Shares Her Inspirational Story with KIPPsters

Posted by KIPP LA on Sep 25, 2018 10:30:58 AM

As part of the program “Authors to KIPP LA” (A to KLA), national best-selling author, political commentator, and social justice advocate Julissa Arce joined the eighth-grade students of KIPP Sol Academy in East Los Angeles for a presentation, Q&A, and book signing of her new YA memoir Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream. In the book, Julissa shares her secret life as an undocumented Mexican immigrant in Texas, and her ability to overcome challenges associated with her status to eventually become a successful vice president at Goldman Sachs. Read on for more details.

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Topics: Positive School Culture

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by KIPP LA on Sep 17, 2018 1:09:22 PM

From September 15 - October 15, Americans celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central & South America.

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Topics: Hispanic Heritage Month, Positive School Culture

Welcome Back, KIPPsters!

Posted by KIPP LA on Aug 16, 2018 4:16:45 PM

On Monday, KIPP LA welcomed KIPPsters to the 2018-19 school year and it is clear that students, families, teachers, and team members are ready to start strong, and stay strong!

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Topics: Focus on Excellence, Positive School Culture

KIPP LA Students Celebrate their Diverse Heritages

Posted by KIPP LA on Apr 5, 2018 12:41:22 PM

With 98 percent of KIPP LA students identifying as Black or Latino, our schools make it a priority to celebrate diversity not only during national holidays, but throughout the year. Read on to learn more about recent cultural events held at a few of our South Los Angeles schools.

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Topics: Positive School Culture

KIPP LA Celebrates National Read Across America Day

Posted by KIPP LA on Mar 2, 2018 1:39:04 PM

Hundreds of KIPP LA students participated in the 20th anniversary of the national “Read Across America Day” program. The event is held each year on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, to celebrate a love of reading. Learn more from participants below.

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Topics: Positive School Culture, KIPP Iluminar Academy

Innovation Day (Part Three): Paving the Way to Equity through Classroom Design

Posted by KIPP LA on Mar 1, 2018 11:21:14 AM

In this final installment of Innovation Day blogs, KIPP LA’s regional innovation coordinator, Shawn Jackson, shares resources from his presentation, “Designing an Equitable Classroom.”

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Topics: Innovation Day, Positive School Culture