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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

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

KIPP Raíces Academy: Nurturing the Whole-Child

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Jan 5, 2020 10:09:53 PM

We sat down with Emily Barclay, our amazing music teacher at KIPP Raíces Academy and gained some powerful insight into how our National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished School, as a community, nurtures the whole child.

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Topics: elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, KIPP Foundation, folklorico, spelling bee, extracurricular activities, extracurricular, KIPP Raíces Academy, love, honor, excellence, integrity, dia de los muertos, dancers giving back, astronomy, science fair

Portrait of a KIPPster: Simone

Posted by KIPP SoCal on Dec 20, 2019 1:40:51 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: elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, KIPP Foundation, Simone Edwards, simonemariposa, accelerator progam, body diversity

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

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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