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https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2017/11/big-new-elementary-school-in-the-works-for-boyle-heights/

Con este conmovedor gesto, el cantante hizo que este pequeño de bajos recursos pudiera hacer realidad su sueño

But that blinding speed, which has dazzled more than three million viewers on one of his YouTube highlight reels, is not what defines Bunchie. He’s not just a dynamic football player and a supersonic sprinter. He’s a leader at school and at church, a role model for other kids.

hen KIPP Academy of Opportunity in Los Angeles opened its doors at the start of this school year, its 400 students were, for the first time in several years, all under one roof.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is deciding the future of several charter schools. Last week, the district recommended shutting down some of the facilities.

Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday morning inside and outside LA Unified’s boardroom, most of them parents who were defending their children’s independent charter schools.

Charter school leaders flexed their new muscle with the L.A. Unified School District on Tuesday to win district concessions on some operating rules. But they stopped short of insisting that all their demands be met, which could have led to school closures and an embarrassing public fight.

An eleventh-hour deal that saved nearly a dozen charter schools from rejection by the Los Angeles Unified School Board on Tuesday is remarkable not only for the number of schools whose futures it preserved.

Cheers for charter school students after lausd voted to renew charter contracts for 8 schools in the district. there you go.

Los Angeles Unified School District board members voted to continue operating and funding seven out of 10 charter schools Tuesday, despite opposing recommendations from the district and backlash from the local teachers' union and some parents.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Tuesday was a tense day for students and parents as Los Angeles Unified School District board members decided the future of many popular charter schools.

LA Unified officials and school board members put politics aside Tuesday, agreeing to long-sought policy changes for charter schools and paving the way for unanimous board votes

Too Young for Division I?

October 23, 2017

At just 10 years old, Maxwell Young, aka Bunchie, from KIPP Scholar Academy, is receiving official scholarship offers from major universities to play football.

Who owns the agenda for education change? It is not uncommon (and in fact it is encouraging) to hear education reformers proclaim: “We need to see parents exercise their power on education to achieve ‘X’!”

Ten Southern California schools were among 342 public and private institutions to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon award from the United States Department of Education on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Delivering a promise of college access to their students and having high expectations led four schools authorized by LA Unified — two of them independent charter schools with more than 90 percent of their students Latino and low-income — to be selected as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

On Thursday, one school in the San Fernando Valley was recognized along with 341 other public and private schools across the country by the U.S. Department of Education as part of this year’s list of National Blue Ribbon Schools.

With the school year starting, many of our kids are settling into their daily academic routines, while others are becoming less and less settled. Students across California have a growing concern about an issue they have no control over: their immigration status.

During the last nine months, leaders of the Magnolia network of charter schools have been sending this message to home to families: if you need an immigration attorney, talk to your school’s principal.

Educators and local leaders in Los Angeles came out fast and strong against Tuesday’s announcement ending DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and in support of the hundreds of thousands of students it has protected.

Sin poder contener la emoción del magno evento, docenas de estudiantes junto a sus maestros se reunieron en la cancha de la escuela KIPP Comienza Community Prep en Huntington Park para ver el eclipse solar.

Kimbery Vega submitted her 'Back to School' song to Old Navy and was selected to be part of the company's adds for back to school season

As part of our series Age of Expression, teen artists from around Southern California share stories about the art they create and why they do it. Listen to the last installment featuring a young artist set on helping others find their purpose through music.

MOKA

June 9, 2017

Today, KIPP published a joint op-ed in USA Today with over 20 of our CMO cousins that shares our perspective on the proposed 2018 federal budget