We know that college graduation rates are just too low for first-generation college-goers and students of color. For the past five years, KIPP has been partnering with colleges and universities across the country to help change that reality. In that time, we’ve learned some valuable lessons. Our annual KIPP School Summit provided the opportunity to take our learning one step further.
This is the recording and transcript of the speech that KIPP Foundation CEO Richard Barth gave to 3,000 attendees at KIPP School Summit in Atlanta, GA on July 25, 2016.
We’ve never been more excited about the year to come, which includes many ‘firsts’ for KIPP. New initiatives to learn more from our peers, to share more of what we know, and to adapt in order to better confront the challenges our students face. Read about three here!
A focus on results and a commitment to transparency has been part of KIPP’s culture since our founding. KIPP Foundation CEO, Richard Barth, takes a moment to review and reflect on our latest results in order to learn more about what our students and schools are achieving.
Jorge Miranda, Director of High School Leadership Development at the KIPP Foundation, walks through five test-taking strategies for juniors who are preparing to take the ACT.
D’Anza Smith is preparing to open a middle school next fall in Los Angeles. She shares her vision for the school and how she plans to make sure students experience all the rich learning experiences that Los Angeles has to offer.
Paloma Contreras, a Spanish teacher at KIPP Houston, explains why teaching Spanish is her passion. Her classes not only inspire students and families to learn a language, but also challenge them to grow in their knowledge of the world.