KIPP Raíces founder talks about building the school into a National Blue Ribbon winner
KIPP Raíces Academy School in East Los Angeles celebrated its National Blue Ribbon Schools award on Tuesday. After the ceremony, LA School Report caught up with the school’s founding principal, Amber Young Medina, who opened Raíces in 2008 and is now the managing director of KIPP LA Schools. This is an edited transcript of the conversation. LA School Report:...
By Craig Clough | February 25, 2016
What’s in the special sauce at Blue Ribbon winner KIPP Raíces?
There is something special happening at Kipp Raíces Academy School in East LA, an independent charter school which recently became LA Unified’s only National Blue Ribbon School for 2015. While 90 percent of the students at KIPP Raíces are from low-income families and 96 percent are Latino and more than half of all students are English...
By Craig Clough | October 13, 2015
Kipp Raíces Academy named National Blue Ribbon School
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 335 schools today as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015, and included on the list is one from LA Unified, the independent charter Kipp Raíces Academy School. Kipp is one of 33 schools from California to receive the honor, which recognizes both public and private elementary, middle, and high schools in...
By Craig Clough | September 29, 2015