Dissecting success: Middle school teacher who sets science to rap music is honored
Science lessons set to rap music. Aspirations in envelopes pinned to the ceiling. And a commitment to live alongside students. Tunji Adebayo, who teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Lou Dantzler Preparatory Charter Middle School, was honored Monday night for his innovation and dedication at Teach For America’s “Celebrating Changemakers in Education.” “Tunji’s dedication to...
By LA School Report | April 26, 2016
KIPP Raíces celebrates its National Blue Ribbon Schools award
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award given out each year by the federal government is considered among the highest honors a school can achieve, and of the 335 Blue Ribbon schools in 2015, only one was from LA Unified. That school, KIPP Raíces Academy School in East Los Angeles, celebrated the award today in a...
By Craig Clough | February 23, 2016
KIPP Schools API Scores Rank Among LA Unified’s Best
Among the mixed bag of Academic Performance Index scores for LA Unified released by the California Department of Education yesterday were a handful of gems. Several of the brightest, including the highest score for any school in the district as well as the highest scoring middle school, belonged to KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) charter...
By Vanessa Romo | August 30, 2013