KIPP’s focus on character first drew Andrea McCormick to KIPP six years ago. Now as the Dean of Instruction at KIPP Dream Prep, she knows that a dual focus on character and academics helps develop young minds that are conscious of the world around them. Learn how she infuses character in her school.
What is restorative justice and how is it creating a paradigm shift in the culture at KIPP Bay Area Schools? In this post, Head of Schools Ric Zappa explains how implementing restorative justice practices has led to fewer students missing class and improved academic performance.
Lisa Bonnifield, KIPP Fisher Fellow in Newark, NJ, is founding a new school and naming it KIPP BOLD. She aims to unlock a risk-taking, opportunity-chasing, grit-filled spirit in her future students. The question she keeps asking myself is, “how will we do that?”
Kendall Tidwell fearlessly, and without notes, shared his story of going “on beyond” to a group of 6,500 adults at KIPP School Summit. We’re sharing his video here, along with the transcript below, so more people can hear and be inspired by his story.
By Dave Levin, KIPP Co-Founder “Positive institutions facilitate the development and display of positive traits, which in turn facilitate positive subjective experiences.” This quotation, shared in Chris Peterson’s, A Primer on Positive Psychology has had an incredible impact on both my professional and personal life. I agree with everything except one word: “trait.” I prefer […]
By Lisa Altman & Carie Page, Knowledge Sharing Team, KIPP Foundation At KIPP, we’re thankful for one another. Not just for the big and small ways that our teachers and leaders reach out to support each other every day, but also for the ways that our growing network of schools gives us the opportunity to […]
By Raquel Vincent, Communications Associate, KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth From our inspiring students, to our rock star teachers, to our go-big-or-go-home mentality, I could not possibly count the ways in which I love KIPP DFW. But, this is a start.