Happy new year! Keeping up with our annual tradition, KIPP CEO Richard Barth shares some highlights from 2016 and thoughts on where we are as a team and family.
To maintain America’s meritocracy and protect our democracy, our leading institutions have an obligation to invest in financial aid and open the doors of college opportunity.
At KIPP, we say that “Knowledge is Power.” One way to turn knowledge into power is by voting. This summer, as an intern with the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, I got to help high school students across the city—including KIPPsters like me—register to vote.
This summer, the Louisiana Legislature significantly reduced funding for the state scholarship program, TOPS. For students like Isaiah from KIPP New Orleans, this profoundly affects how and whether they can pay for college.
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.
What’s one thing you wish you’d done, or done more of, in college? For the final post in our KIPP Goes to College series, KIPP alumni, KIPP Through College leaders, and staff from our partner universities talk about the road not taken.
Erica Mariola, a kindergarten teacher at KIPP East Community Primary in New Orleans, won the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice today. She’s one of only four extraordinary teachers chosen from across the country to receive this award.