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KIPP Camino Academy to host First Friday Breakfast on October 4, 2013

It’s a KIPP: San Antonio tradition to hold a First Friday Breakfast at a different campus every month. Last month it was at KIPP Aspire Academy (more details in this earlier post); this month it will be at KIPP Camino Academy, 128 S. Audubon Dr., San Antonio, Texas … Continue reading

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KIPP: San Antonio goes back to school; First Friday Breakfast September 6

Today is back-to-school time for many KIPP: San Antonio students, two weeks earlier than most schools in the area. “More Time” is one of the Five Pillars of the KIPP approach. That means a longer school day (see sample teacher schedules from KIPP: NYC), … Continue reading

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KIPP: San Antonio announces First Friday Breakfast schedule for 2013-14

KIPP: San Antonio has announced its First Friday Breakfast schedule for 2013-14.  On the first friday of every month, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., KIPP: San Antonio welcomes the community with free breakfast tacos and coffee, presentations from KIPP: San Antonio leaders and … Continue reading

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Event: First Friday Breakfast May 3 at KIPP Aspire Academy

The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP Aspire Academy middle school (grades 5-8) from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on May 3, 2013. Enjoy a student-led tour, eat breakfast tacos and drink coffee, and hear from KIPP: San Antonio leaders and teachers. RSVP to this … Continue reading

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Inspiration: character video from KIPP NYC teachers

My earlier post today was sort of a downer; I needed to get my head in the right place. So I re-watched this short video featuring KIPP NYC teachers talking about character education: Need more inspiration? Watch KIPP: San Antonio CEO Mark Larson’s 2012 TEDx … Continue reading

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Event: First Friday Breakfast April 12 at KIPP Un Mundo

The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on April 12. Eat breakfast tacos and drink coffee, hear from KIPP: San Antonio leaders and teachers, and—best of all—take a campus tour led by KIPP … Continue reading

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Mark Larson, CEO of KIPP: San Antonio, at TEDx San Antonio 2012

Mark Larson, CEO of KIPP: San Antonio, spoke at TEDx San Antonio last year on “Revising the Educational Blueprint” “TEDx speakers embrace ‘be bold’ theme”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, October 14, 2012; “The third time is the charm for TEDx … Continue reading

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A closer look at the KIPP middle school study showing big achievement gains

Last week, I wrote about a study that looked at dozens of KIPP middle schools and found the students were packing in months of extra learning each year. Earlier post; “New Report Finds KIPP Middle Schools Produce Significant Achievement Gains”, Mathematica … Continue reading

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Study: 3 to 4 years of KIPP equals 8 to 14 extra months of learning

Researchers found that after three to four years in a KIPP school, students’ academic growth equaled an extra eight to 14 months of learning, depending on the subject area. This was despite the fact that students tend to enter KIPP … Continue reading

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Gift from Halsell Foundation fuels KIPP San Antonio expansion; First Friday Breakfast March 1

The Ewing Halsell Foundation is making a major grant to KIPP: San Antonio to fund expansion. “KIPP San Antonio snags $5 million gift”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, February 23, 2013. KIPP: San Antonio currently has four campuses: KIPP University Prep high school, KIPP … Continue reading

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