[Event] KIPP University Prep to host First Friday Breakfast on March 7, 2014

Would you like to learn more about KIPP: San Antonio? The next First Friday Breakfast will be at KIPP University Prep, 319 E. Mulberry Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212 (map), on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The featured speakers will be Tina DeValk… Continue Reading

Senator John Cornyn addresses college-bound students at KIPP University Prep

United States Senator John Cornyn (who is running for re-election this year) visited KIPP University Prep on Friday afternoon to talk to the students.

Information sessions for early college high school at New Frontiers Charter School

Learn more about the Senator Frank Madla Early College High School program at New Frontiers Charter School at an information session: February 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. May 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will… Continue Reading

IDEA Public Schools: a growing success in San Antonio

IDEA Public Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in the Rio Grande Valley, but with a growing presence in San Antonio. IDEA Public Schools continues to earn recognition for its success in helping students graduate from high… Continue Reading

[Gallery] KIPP San Antonio 1st Annual March to College on November 1, 2013

“But I’m not ready for college!” That’s what F.T., my six-year-old son, said out loud. But some of the high school seniors were probably thinking it to themselves. F.T. asked why we were walking to the post office. I explained… Continue Reading

1st Annual KIPP San Antonio March to College on November 1, 2013

I’ve written before about KIPP: San Antonio‘s First Friday Breakfasts. The next one, on Friday, November 1, 2013 at KIPP University Prep, will be special, featuring the 1st Annual KIPP San Antonio March to College. The First Friday Breakfast will be from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.,… Continue Reading

Diplomás one-year meeting at Café College: progress towards Latino college completion goals

Last year, this earlier post discussed the launch of Diplomás, a project to raise college completion rates by Latinos, funded in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. One year later, the participants met at Café College to discuss goals and evaluate… Continue Reading

College Signing Day 2013 at IDEA Public Schools in the Rio Grande Valley

“College for All Children” is the IDEA Public Schools motto. In May 2013, at College Signing Day, seniors from six IDEA high schools in the Rio Grande Valley signed letters and held up signs to announce their choice of college. “IDEA… Continue Reading

The Economist interviews Paul Tough and reviews his book “How Children Succeed”

Paul Tough’s book, “How Children Succeed”, asks why, among the early graduates of a KIPP middle school in New York who scored high on tests and got into college, so many had trouble finishing college. Paul Tough, a journalist and former editor at… Continue Reading