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Stars, Blue Ribbons, and Tutus (December 2015)
It's a zesty new school year! (September 2015)
Songs in the Key of KIPP (April 2015)
Jammin' with Mayor Garcetti (February 2015)
Grand Opening, Celebration, and College (October 2014)

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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.

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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

KIPP LA and Skadden Arps teamed up to KIPPify Comienza's upper campus. Together, we were able to paint vibrant murals and quotes that will inspire our KIPPsters for years to...

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Please take a few minutes to read the notice below with a call to action from CAPTA. We understand privacy is of the utmost concern for our children and families so we urge you to complete your submission today.

KIPP Sol teacher Arlene Perez shares her story on Univision's special report on education, "puente al futuro." Watch her discuss her students and her passion for...

5:15PM: Earlier today, security and law enforcement officials found that all KIPP LA schools are safe and secure after a thorough investigation following LAUSD protocols....

There is something special happening at Kipp Raíces Academy School in East LA, an independent charter school which recently became LA Unified’s only National Blue...

Today, the US Department of Education named KIPP Raíces Academy in East Los Angeles a National Blue Ribbon School. KIPP Raíces Academy was one of only 33 Bl...

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 335 schools today as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015, and included on the list is one from LA Unified, the independen...

Mathematica Policy Institute recently released their third report on KIPP school to date. Mathematica has been intensively studying KIPP schools for the past eight years. T...

Curiosity, grit, ganas, integrity, and love--that’s a small part of what August is all about at KIPP LA. Our schools celebrate many milestones throughout the month before ...

The call came on Christmas Eve, weeks after KIPP Academy of Opportunity music teacher Lanita Smith expected to hear back. “You’re in the top five. Do you want to con...