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: educational equity for all of our children, regardless of zip code, income, language, or ability.
Topics: KTC, College Acceptance, National Blue Ribbon, to and through, Professional Development, teaching, mental health, compassion, social emotional, award winning schools, elementary school, charterswork, AB 1505, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, charter school, Fordham Institute, charter management organizations, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Greendot Schools, CCSA
KIPP Promesa Prep, a KIPP SoCal elementary school in Boyle Heights, recently received recognition from the California PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) Coalition for their implementation of PBIS with fidelity to the national framework.
Topics: National Blue Ribbon, #focusonexcellence, mental health, social emotional learning, compassion, social emotional, PBIS, positive behavior intervention, California PBIS, award winning schools, elementary school, charterswork, KIPP Promesa Prep, positive behavior intervention & supports, charter school
For over two years, Alizah Silver has been teaching mindfulness, activism, and compassion to KIPP Empower Academy elementary school students in South Los Angeles through her interactive yoga classes and after-school program known as the LOVE ACTIVISTS.
Topics: #focusonexcellence, #toandthrough, Professional Development, teaching, environmental issues, mental health, social emotional learning, compassion, love activists, social emotional
KIPP SoCal’s newest school, KIPP Pueblo Unido, opened its doors for the first time this school year in Maywood! The name of the school is derived from the United Farm Workers’ slogan “el pueblo unido jamas sera vencido,” which translates to “the people united will never be defeated.” School Leader Tessa Mizokami chose this name because she believes in the collective power of students, families, and school team to create social change and ensure student success.
Topics: KIPP Pueblo Unido
Manny Aceves is the Chief External Impact Officer for KIPP SoCal Public Schools
Topics: KIPP Is Community
Last week, more than 1,000 KIPP SoCal team members joined together in Anaheim at the second annual Start Strong regional professional development event.
Topics: Professional Development
Last week, more than 200 KIPP SoCal teachers came together for New Teacher Orientation. This intensive, three-day professional development series offered sessions on self-care, advocacy, brand ambassadorship, revolutionary love, teaching and learning, and trauma-informed instruction while allowing teachers to bond with their new Team and Family and better understand the KIPP SoCal approach.
While May is Mental Health Awareness month, KIPP LA invests in the social-emotional development and mental health of students all year round, including our LGBTQ+ students. We believe that all students can succeed if given the right opportunities and support.
Topics: Positive School Culture