KIPP opens our 183rd school with 21 schools opening their doors for the first time this year! In this post, Richard Barth highlights four schools, the communities they are serving, and their founding leaders. Their stories are very different, but they are united by a common goal: to make sure every child has access to an education that opens doors of opportunity.
Today, Mathematica Policy Research released its third report on KIPP schools to date. Richard Barth takes this opportunity to share some context and reflect on the latest findings.
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.
Scott Shirey, Executive Director of KIPP Delta Public Schools, asked: Since we’re constantly pushing to improve our college-going support for our KIPPsters, couldn’t students outside of our schools also benefit from what we’re learning? With the help of a grant, the answer he is discovering is yes.
Elliott Witney, former KIPP school leader, outlines the benefits of a collaboration uniting two charter school networks (KIPP and YES Prep), and the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD) in Houston, TX where he currently works.
Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer of the KIPP Foundation, urges Congress to keep transparency and accountability in mind as they consider the next form that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) will take.
Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer of the KIPP Foundation, shares his five highlights from 2014, including the fact that there are more KIPP students in college today than were in the entire KIPP network 10 years ago.