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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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Dear KIPP LA Community, Recently, we have received some questions about our intentions around parent volunteering in our schools. I want to let you know about some updates ...

Our KIPP Through College (KTC) team hosted a High School Fair in October, where over 200 KIPPsters and their families from four KIPP LA middle schools learned about college-pr...

KIPP LA and the South LA community celebrated KIPP Empower Academy’s new campus last week with a grand opening ceremony featuring keynote speaker Sacramento Mayor Kevin ...

Oe of the nation’s largest charter school organizations is announcing on Wednesday an ambitious expansion plan to more than double its enrollment in the Los Angeles area over the next six years.

Loyola Marymount University has entered a partnership with KIPP LA Schools, part of the nationwide KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network, to help students from underserved communities attend LMU.

With heavy construction activity beginning this month next to the Our Lady of Guadalupe murals on Mednik Avenue at Cesar Chavez Avenue , some locals are wondering, “What’s going on? Who’d mess with Our Lady! Are they covering it up? Preparing to move it? Or worse, is it going to be demolished?”

The KIPP Foundation won the prestigious Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools this July.

KIPP LA welcomed 100 new teachers during our summer orientation week. On their first day, all new teachers are ‘KIPPnotized’ through explanations of the  seve...

In early August, KIPP LA broke ground on a campus for two schools in East Los Angeles. The event celebrated the continued support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molin...

This summer, over 15,000 of our KIPP colleagues and friends gathered in Houston, Texas for the annual KIPP School Summit and KIPP's 20th anniversary! It was an amazing tim...

Volunteers from Delta Air Lines, KIPP LA, and the community gathered in April for a KaBOOM! playground build at KIPP Empower Academy.

A number of KIPP LA alumni will be attending competitive programs this summer

KIPP Through College’s annual “Mocktail Party” provides our alumni with the opportunity to network with professionals from a variety of careers.

SRI International conducted an analysis of student data from DreamBox (an adaptive math software program) from KIPP Empower Academy

As the Orange County Register recently reported, the University of California continues to increase the numbers of low-income and underrepresented students in the incoming freshman class, demonstrating our commitment to provide a world-class education to California’s most talented and hardworking students regardless of their background or income.

KIPP LA is grateful to our KIPP champion supporters Martha and Bruce Karsh for hosting an evening of engaging conversation with bestselling author and journalist Malcolm Gladw...

For the second year in a row, KIPP LA celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a Los Angeles law firm. Skadden volunteers spent the holiday beautifying KIPP Comienza Community Prep’s new campus.

Music gives our KIPPsters the opportunity to show grit and zest through practice and performance. Recently, KIPP LA Prep’s Modern Band performed at the House of Blues in Hollywood and KIPP Scholar Academy had its first-ever band performance.

Beachbody donated 79 bicycles to our KIPPsters during the holidays.

How edtech helped one school gain the highest API score in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy has trumpeted his $1 billion iPad project as transformational. As with many reformers, Deasy sees data as a pillar of his administration. But when asked for evidence that points toward a transformation, Deasy said in an interview that it's all too new. Instead, he listed imperatives.