KIPP LA Prep in Boyle Heights named National Blue Ribbon School
KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory School in Boyle Heights has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation was given Wednesday to 279 public schools across the country and is considered the highest honor the federal government can bestow on a school. KIPP LA Prep is an independent public...
By Craig Clough | September 29, 2016
LAUSD’s Wonderland Elementary honored as National Blue Ribbon School
By LA Unified’s Office of Communication Wonderland Elementary, a 500-student campus in the Hollywood Hills, has been named a National Blue Ribbon School in recognition of its outstanding academic performance. Home to both a traditional school and a gifted/high-ability magnet, Wonderland is one of 279 public and 50 private elementary schools to receive the prestigious honor from the...
By LA School Report | September 29, 2016
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
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
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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