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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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Local youth photographer Metztli Garcia struggled to find a theme for her first solo exhibit but eventually decided on one: gratitude to her hometown.

Each year, on the first day of school at KIPP Academy of Opportunity in South Los Angeles, teacher Kasi Moore-Watts has a reliable way of getting her students’ attention.

As anyone who’s ever spent time in a classroom knows, teachers are constantly generating ideas and implementing them with their students. Naturally, schools are keen to surface these light bulbs so they can support them and increase their scope of impact. In some cases other teachers or schools may benefit from these small-scale brainstorms when they are applied to the big picture.

To start off a successful week, the Bell team went to the KIPP Academy of Innovation. The students experienced the virtual reality experience of using an air taxi, one that will be their new normal very soon.

In the melting pot of Los Angeles, Chinatown’s annual New Year’s celebration not only attracted local Chinese residents, but also attracted people of different ethnic and different communities. More than 10 students from South Los Angeles KIPP Charter School Middle School - KIPP Academy of Opportunity - participated in the firecrackers run in Old Chinatown this year and also created 15 poster artworks for Chinatown, one of which was collected in the MOCA Children's Art Museum.

Students at KIPP Academy of Innovation have a preview of the future of transportation with Uber Elevate and Bell Helicopters. KIPP Academy of Innovation is a middle school located in East LA and part of KIPP LA Public Schools

Gracias a la colaboración de 'Kipp LA Public Schools', se ha organizado una conferencia en la que, mediante llamadas, los estudiantes DACA reciben orientación sobre los distintos recursos económicos de los que pueden disponer.

Student Walk Out

March 15, 2018

Concerns about their own safety mingled with students’ expressions of support for victims of school shootings, as peaceful demonstrations were held Wednesday at campuses across Los Angeles.

Con este conmovedor gesto, el cantante hizo que este pequeño de bajos recursos pudiera hacer realidad su sueño

But that blinding speed, which has dazzled more than three million viewers on one of his YouTube highlight reels, is not what defines Bunchie. He’s not just a dynamic football player and a supersonic sprinter. He’s a leader at school and at church, a role model for other kids.

hen KIPP Academy of Opportunity in Los Angeles opened its doors at the start of this school year, its 400 students were, for the first time in several years, all under one roof.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is deciding the future of several charter schools. Last week, the district recommended shutting down some of the facilities.

Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday morning inside and outside LA Unified’s boardroom, most of them parents who were defending their children’s independent charter schools.

Charter school leaders flexed their new muscle with the L.A. Unified School District on Tuesday to win district concessions on some operating rules. But they stopped short of insisting that all their demands be met, which could have led to school closures and an embarrassing public fight.

An eleventh-hour deal that saved nearly a dozen charter schools from rejection by the Los Angeles Unified School Board on Tuesday is remarkable not only for the number of schools whose futures it preserved.

Cheers for charter school students after lausd voted to renew charter contracts for 8 schools in the district. there you go.

Los Angeles Unified School District board members voted to continue operating and funding seven out of 10 charter schools Tuesday, despite opposing recommendations from the district and backlash from the local teachers' union and some parents.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Tuesday was a tense day for students and parents as Los Angeles Unified School District board members decided the future of many popular charter schools.

LA Unified officials and school board members put politics aside Tuesday, agreeing to long-sought policy changes for charter schools and paving the way for unanimous board votes

Too Young for Division I?

October 23, 2017

At just 10 years old, Maxwell Young, aka Bunchie, from KIPP Scholar Academy, is receiving official scholarship offers from major universities to play football.

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.