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The Power of Knowledge: KIPP
Make It Better | September 27, 2013
KIPP is proof you really can make a difference. Make It Better Magazine's Susan B. Noyes reflects on her recent visit to KIPP Create College Prep. >
What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?
The New York Times | September 14, 2011
This New York Time's Magazine cover story takes a close look at KIPP NYC's pioneering efforts to pilot a character report card for students in each of its four middle schools. In partnership with several of our country's leading positive psychology and character experts, KIPP NYC-along with Riverdale Country School in the Bronx -is undertaking ground-breaking work to identify, assess, and cultivate a set of character strengths among its students that have been highly correlated with positive life outcomes. >
“This field trip definitely connects our mission to real life. After seeing what college really is and what their futures can be, our students will be more motivated in working towards that goal,” says Emily Rolling, KIPP Ascend’s learning support specialist. >
It's about time, says charter schools
Chicago Tribune | September 25, 2010
At KIPP Ascend — which serves 330 students in fifth to eighth grades from the Austin, West Garfield Park and North Lawndale neighborhoods — the halls are plastered with upbeat posters and university pennants. It's not just a pipe dream: Last year, every eighth grader was accepted to a college preparatory high school, said Goble, adding that there is no pre-screening of applicants. >
A NEW REPORT documents again that middle school students in the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) outperform their counterparts in traditional public schools -- and debunks some of the arguments often used to discount KIPP's success. One reason KIPP students learn more is that they are in school. >
KIPP schools raise the bar
NBC Nightly News | October 5, 2009
KIPP is featured as part of an ongoing series, "What Works," which highlights programs that are helping communities across the country. NBC gave video cameras to two KIPP students, one in New York and one in Los Angeles, so they could film a "day in the life of a KIPPster." >