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KIPP Through College: Scholar Spotlight E'Jetta Peterson

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Feb 25, 2020 8:26:21 AM

This 'scholar spotlight' series will celebrate our KIPP SoCal alumni on their incredible journey to and through college.

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Topics: kippsocal, middle school, charter schools, community, educational equity, educational access, extra curricular, kippthroughcollege, scholar spotlight

KIPP Through College: Scholar Spotlight Jayloni Fisher

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Feb 24, 2020 11:37:31 PM

This 'scholar spotlight' series will celebrate our KIPP SoCal alumni on their incredible journey to and through college.

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Topics: kippsocal, middle school, charter schools, community, educational equity, educational access, extra curricular, student government, student diversity, kippthroughcollege, scholar spotlight

KIPP Pueblo Unido's Growing Up to 6th Grade!

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Feb 18, 2020 12:55:10 PM

This month, we sat down with Nisha Vasavada, founder and new co-School Leader for KIPP Pueblo Unido, to share her passion and vision for this new adventure for both her and our KIPPsters! Nisha will be leading KIPP Pueblo Unido's upper school, with 6th grade set to begin in August 2020. Tessa Mizokami, will continue to shine as co-School Leader for KIPP Pueblo Unido's lower school.

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Topics: KIPP Pueblo Unido, elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, charter schools, community, teacher residency, cohort model, educational equity, educational access, optimism, curiosity, enrichment, Stanford University

On Teacher Residency & Professional Development

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Feb 10, 2020 10:23:12 PM

This month, we sat down with Stephanie Kinoshita, our Associate Director of Teacher Residency and founding elementary school teacher at our own KIPP Raíces Academy in 2008. Stephanie shared with us what she feels are unique attributes of both the Teacher Residency Program and professional development here at KIPP SoCal. 

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Topics: Professional Development, elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, charter schools, teacher residency, first year teaching, alder graduation school of education, cohort model, educational equity, assessments

Teacher Spotlight: Ana Rodriguez

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Jan 28, 2020 9:28:28 AM

This month, we sat down with Maria Ana Rodriguez, a third year Resource Specialist Teacher at KIPP Iluminar Academy, and extraordinary human, to explore her belief in the importance of collaboration in the special education arena.

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Topics: KIPP Iluminar Academy, elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, charter schools, sped, special education teacher, occupational therapist, advocacy, IEP, speech pathologist, school counselor, adapted physical education teacher

California Charter Schools are nonprofit.

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Jan 21, 2020 5:47:33 PM

This series will seek to tell the other side of the charter public school story in a way that will bring context to what we believe are truths about charter public schools in general, and specifically about high performing networks, like our own KIPP SoCal. In doing so, we hope you join us in refocusing the narrative on what truly matters: a great public school education for all of our children, regardless of zip code, income, language, or ability.  

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Topics: elementary school, charterswork, charter management organizations, kippsocal, charter schools, cherry-picking, charter renewal, enrollment, public school, district schools, middle schools, open enrollment, Governor Newsome, nonprofit

KIPP SoCal on Collaboration in Special Education

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Jan 18, 2020 7:41:47 PM

This month, we sat down with Maria Ana Rodriguez, a third year Resource Specialist Teacher at KIPP Iluminar Academy, and extraordinary human, to explore her belief in the importance of collaboration in the special education arena.

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Topics: KIPP Iluminar Academy, elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, charter schools, sped, special education teacher, occupational therapist, advocacy, IEP, speech pathologist, school counselor, adapted physical education teacher

Carolyn Sloan on Jazz and the Universal Language of Music

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Jan 14, 2020 8:33:21 AM

KIPP SoCal is a proud partner of A to K, an invaluable program that brings  published authors to our middle schools, exposing our students to an array of exciting literary adventures. A to K is a partnership between KIPP SoCal and Creating Conversations, which supports KIPP SoCal's efforts to provide our KIPPsters with the world-class education they deserve. 

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Topics: elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, extracurricular activities, extracurricular, music, music teacher, community, classical music, interactive children's books, clarinet, Carolyn Sloan, the Big Lucky Band, jazz, interactive books, trombone, tuba, double bass

Charter Schools are open to all.

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Jan 7, 2020 11:12:40 PM

This series will seek to tell the other side of the charter public school story in a way that will bring context to what we believe are truths about charter public schools in general, and specifically about high performing networks, like our own KIPP SoCal. In doing so, we hope you join us in refocusing the narrative on what truly matters: a great public school education for all of our children, regardless of zip code, income, language, or ability.  

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Topics: elementary school, charterswork, charter management organizations, kippsocal, charter schools, cherry-picking, charter renewal, enrollment, public school, district schools, middle schools, open enrollment

Teacher Spotlight: KIPP Pueblo Unido's Latoya Lewis

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Jan 6, 2020 4:31:00 PM

At KIPP SoCal, we believe in the power of highly effective teachers and leaders to see, develop and inspire the greatest potential in each KIPPster. Our schools offer a safe, structured and nurturing environment through which our teachers can foster meaningful relationships built on love, empathy, compassion and respect. As we learn from each other and with each other, we establish a culture of trust that helps our KIPPsters develop a lifetime love of learning. 

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Topics: elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, KIPP Foundation, extracurricular activities, extracurricular, music, music teacher, community, kipppueblounido

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