KIPP in the News

SMU helps prepare KIPP students for college

The Daily Campus

February 18, 2014

Every summer, SMU students volunteer their time to help rising junior and senior high school students in the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) prepare for college success. KIPP students participate in a five-week program where they live on the SMU campus, take two college-level courses with University faculty, earn college credit and live the life of a college kid. 

KIPP DFW's Expansion Plans Get $2 Million Boost

CultureMap Dallas

February 6, 2014

KIPP DFW's expansion plans got a big boost this week when the Jenesis Group announced the local charter school network won a $2 million grant. It's the single largest award in KIPP DFW's history and will go a long way in helping the tuition-free model grow to 10 campuses by 2021.

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Charter School Network Announces $2 Million Grant

KERA

February 3, 2014

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth has announced it has received a $2 million grant to expand its charter school network. The three-year grant from the Jenesis Group is the single largest award in KIPP DFW's 10-year history, the group says.

KIPP Scouts help Yumilicious get sweeter

White Rock Lake Weekly

February 4, 2014

Girl Scouts from KIPP DFW Troop Truth made a Girl Scout cookie delivery to the Yumilicious Lakeood location on Saturday, January 25. KIPP Truth Academy is one of two KIPP charter schools in DFW.

School News Bites: Girl Scout Cookies for Lakewood

Lakewood Advocate

January 28, 2014

Girl Scouts from KIPP DFW Troop Truth made a Girl Scout cookie delivery to the Yumilicious Lakeood location on Saturday, January 25. KIPP Truth Academy is one of two KIPP charter schools in DFW. 

KIPP Students Learn Truth about Science

White Rock Lake Weekly

January 2014

Students at KIPP Truth Academy learn about the effects of liquid nitrogen on various objects and food items during an entertaining freeze drying demonstration by Air Liquide's Freeze Team. 

Tennis Star Andre Agassi Serves Up Cash For KIPP Charter School

KERA News

October 23, 2013

Former tennis champ Andre Agassi lent his star power to officially open a Dallas charter school Wednesday. The star also contributed millions from his education fund to launch the KIPP Destiny elementary school.

KIPP Destiny Elementary Welcomes its First Students

The Dallas Morning News

August 11, 2013

Miriam Morato never graduated from high school or attended college. But she hopes she set her 4-year-old daughter on track to a college education when she enrolled her in the pre-kindergarten program at KIPP Destiny Elementary. Morato and Andrea walked into the school for the first time during an open house Thursday. The girl, clad in denim capris and pink flip-flops, hid behind her mother and peeked into hallways lined with blue lockers and classrooms decorated with posters. She was peeking into her destiny.

Mayor Rawlings on charter operator KIPP DFW’s expansion: Great cities needs great neighborhoods need great schools

The Dallas Morning News

October 4, 2012

On the Education Blog Tuesday, and in yesterday’s paper, was the note about Andre Agassi’s REIT partnering with KIPP to open its second charter school in Dallas — this one, an elementary in an empty strip shopping center at Camp Wisdom and Westmoreland Roads. 

With help of Andre Agassi’s fund, KIPP will bring a charter elementary to Westmoreland and Camp Wisdom next year

The Dallas Morning News

October 2, 2012

No doubt you recall the firestorm that erupted at Dallas City Hall earlier this year, when charter-school-operating Uplift Education asked the city to form that corporation that would allow it to sell $85 million worth of bonds for a planned expansion that includes that newly opened Deep Ellum campus. 

KIPP’s expansion means southern Dallas residents will get a new education option

The Dallas Morning News

October 2, 2012

I don’t believe that charter schools are a magic bullet. In fact, I don’t think there is a magic bullet when it comes to education. But I am thrilled to see KIPP report that it is opening a southern Dallas elementary school next year.