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5 Reading Tips for the Holiday break

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Dec 15, 2019 2:12:52 AM

Holiday break offers the perfect excuse to encourage kids to take a quiet moment with their favorite book. Studies show that the way students fill their time on break has a significant impact on not only their academic growth, but whether they retain the progress they've made in school so far! And so whether your child is an enthusiastic bookworm or a little less than excited about the whole idea, these suggestions are designed to help keep them turning the pages (and maybe even enjoying it!) over the break from school.

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Topics: elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, grammar, reading, holiday break reading tips, reading tips, tips, reading resources, struggling readers, phonics

Free. Public. Open to All.

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Dec 12, 2019 10:50:04 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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KIPPSoCal on Special Education

Posted by Shelby Junewicz on Dec 5, 2019 5:46:56 PM

Shelby Junewicz, KIPP Adelante Special Education Manager, and empath extraordinaire, on how we see, develop and inspire the greatest potential in each KIPPster through our Special Education focus at KIPP SoCal.

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Topics: special education, charter schools, sped, kipp socal, behavior therapist, special education teacher, special needs, inclusion, general education teacher

My child has an IEP, what's next?

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Dec 3, 2019 1:33:25 PM

Navigating services for a child with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can be challenging. Often, complicated acronyms and a slew of unfamiliar language can make it hard for you to know how to best support your child. But, having an IEP also means that you have a team of teachers and administrators that are ready to support your child's successes inside and out of the classroom.

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KIPP Robotics on a Mission

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Dec 2, 2019 8:40:11 PM

KIPP x Robotics

For those who might not be in the STEM-know, this has been a big year for KIPP SoCal in Robotics, with gratitude and in no small part due to Amazon's Future Engineer Grant and the large expansion of STEM opportunities this grant has made possible in our schools this year.

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Topics: KIPP LA Prep, KIPP Philosophers Academy, KIPP Academy of Innovation, KIPP Scholar Academy, KIPP Academy of Opportunity, charterswork, charter school, charter management organizations, robotics, charter schools, STEM, first lego league

Portrait of a KIPPster: Josue

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Dec 1, 2019 10:57:15 PM

Portrait of a KIPPster is a photoblog of glimpses into the stories and moments that give us pause and purpose.

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Topics: compassion, California PBIS, elementary school, charterswork, positive behavior intervention & supports, charter school, kipp sol academy

Portrait of a KIPPster: Ethan

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Dec 1, 2019 10:42:57 PM

Portrait of a KIPPster is a photoblog of glimpses into the stories and moments that give us pause and purpose.

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Topics: compassion, elementary school, charterswork, charter school, kipp vida prep

Start with an Amazon Smile.

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Nov 30, 2019 7:13:29 PM

What is AmazonSmile?

Amazon smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your fave charitable org every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, amazon donates a portion of your eligible purchase price to your fave charitable organization. It's that simple.

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Topics: amazonsmile, holiday, charitable organization

Supporting Autism with Love

Posted by Susana Alvarado-Lazcano on Nov 21, 2019 10:03:17 AM

When working with students with disabilities, it is important to understand every aspect of the student, not only their disability. Doing so, increases our chances of building rapport and having a successful journey with them.

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Topics: #toandthrough, social emotional learning, compassion, social emotional, positive behavior intervention, elementary school, charter management organizations, autism, stimming, non-verbal, special education, autistic behavior

Teacher Spotlight: KIPP Iluminars' Elisa Reyna

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Nov 21, 2019 8:41:33 AM

Celebrating KIPP Iluminars' phenomenal 2nd grade teacher, Elisa Reyna!

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Topics: KIPP Iluminar Academy, elementary school, teacher spotlight, kippsocal, middle school

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