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2020-06-23 | Kevin Gale | South Florida Business & Wealth Mag

Charter school takes extra steps to fight racism, pandemic

“At KIPP Miami we have always been committed to going the extra mile for our students and families and at no time is this more important than right now,” says Brett Kimmel, executive director of KIPP Miami.

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2020-06-09 | Colleen Wright | Miami Herald

Special teachers put positive punctuation point on an extraordinary school year

“We hope this reinforces KIPP’s outrage at police brutality and our country’s lack of response,” wrote KIPP Executive Director Brett Kimmel in a letter to families.

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2020-05-12 | Miami Times Staff | The Miami Times

KIPP Miami aids Liberty City students during public health crisis

Learn how KIPP Miami is deploying technology to ensure students don’t fall behind academically due to COVID-19.

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2020-05-12

Mike DiPasquale

7 News WSVN

Miami Marlins partner with local organizations to help feed local community

KIPP Miami partnered with other community organizations and the Marlins to distribute food to 30 families in the Liberty City neighborhood.

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2020-05-12

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Liberty City Teachers Organize A Birthday Surprise for Their Student

KIPP Sunrise Academy teachers know socially distancing is tough for their students—but they’re finding ways to stay connected. Check out this piece about how teachers helped plan a surprise birthday parade for one student.

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2020-04-08

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

5 Tips For Successful Remote Learning

Teaching in an age of social distancing is hard. That’s why KIPP Miami Executive Director Brett Kimmel recommends these best practices for parents implementing remote learning in partnership with their teachers.

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2020-03-04

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Super Teacher Helps Students Become Reading Superstars!

KIPP Liberty Academy teacher Dana Bailey is inspiring the next generation of readers every day in her classroom—check out her feature in the South Florida CW!

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2020-02-10

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

School Choice gives a parent options for their children’s education

Why does school choice matter to KIPP Miami parent Torri Russell? Dive in to learn more about her experience with KIPP Sunrise Academy.

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2020-01-14

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

A New Look for the School Year

New year, new cuts. Our second annual free haircut event was a huge hit in the Liberty City community!

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2020-01-14

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Liberty City school hosts free haircuts for boys

Our second annual barbershop event was a huge success. Liberty City students returned to school after the holiday break with fresh (and free!) haircuts!

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2020-01-08

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

KIPP Miami offers free haircuts for children in Liberty City

Who would turn down heading back to school with a free, fresh haircut? Not these Miami kids!

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2020-01-08

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Jorge M. Perez foundation grants fund 10 Miami causes

We are grateful to the Jorge M. Perez Family Foundation for awarding a substantial gift to KIPP Miami. This grant will allow us to expand the number of children we educate in greater Miami.

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2019-12-17

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Miami Marlins Foundation holiday celebration to give gifts to 200 local youth on Tuesday, December 17 at Marlins Park

Thank you to the Miami Marlins for helping our KIPPsters enjoy the holiday season at their holiday celebration.

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2019-12-06

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Education and children are the winners in Give Miami Day’s record breaking haul

Give Miami Day was a huge success for KIPP Miami. We joined with other Miami nonprofits for this day of giving to support the education of Miami students.

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2019-10-30

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Super Teacher: Musical Manaoat

Our kids run to school—and love to learn. Teachers like Charlene Manaoat make this possible.

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2019-08-29

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

KIPP Academy Expands into Middle School

KIPP NJ recently welcomed over 170 students from the West Little River and Liberty City communities to KIPP Liberty Academy! We can't wait to help our students on their path to and through college. 

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2019-07-26

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

40 Things Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Know

These teachers--including KIPP Sunrise Academy teacher Charlene Manaoa--share what they think parents should know about their jobs.

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2019-05-01

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Meet Ian Bravo, KIPP Liberty Academy’s Founding School Leader!

KIPP Liberty Academy founding school leader Ian Bravo sat down with KIPP Miami’s Director of Enrollment and Community Engagement Tshaka Ismael to talk about his background in education, and what parents can expect at KIPP Liberty Academy!

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2019-04-18

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

New Charter 'Schools Of Hope' Slated To Open In Liberty City, With Potential $23M Price Tag

WLRN discusses KIPP Miami's efforts to open five schools to serve Liberty City families. 

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2019-03-28

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

We Asked, You Responded: Here Are The Local Women That Inspire You

KIPP Sunrise Academy founding principal Leyla Bravo Wiley earns a shoutout in WJCT for her work to ensure Liberty City  "is home to Miami's highest performing school."

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2019-01-15

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

The Social Whirl: What They Saw

KIPP Sunrise Academy teachers recently got a behind-the-scenes look at Art Basel and they’re eager to share what they learned with their students!

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2019-01-15

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Thank you, KIPP Sunrise Academy

Shanica Aguila, a parent of a KIPP Sunrise Academy student, expresses her gratitude for the school’s opening in Liberty City.

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2019-01-06

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Free haircuts deliver big smiles in South Florida

100 students in Liberty City, Miami started the year off right with haircuts, courtesy of KIPP Sunrise Academy.

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2018-07-31

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

In post-Parkland era, back to school means homework new friends -- and armed guards

As six year-old Tyhler Herrera gears up to start first grade at KIPP Miami this year, the start of the back-to-school year will look different due to aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida: an armed security guard on every campus, increased security technology, and stricter rules.

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2018-07-29

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Focus on South Florida: KIPP Miami

KIPP Sunrise Academy opens in Liberty City, Miami next this month. Monica Kress, Managing Operations Director for KIPP Miami and Chalianna Lopez, a KIPP NYC alumna, talks about what makes KIPP unique.

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2018-05-07

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

KIPP Charter School Slated for August Opening in Liberty City

The school will be uniquely co-located in an underutilized portion of Poinciana Park Elementary and will open with nearly 200 students in kindergarten through first grade.

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2018-04-30

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

National nonprofit KIPP celebrates launch of first school in S. Florida

KIPP Sunrise Academy will bring a new model and education alternative to Miami, adding a nonprofit charter school to the urban core, backed by a partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) that will offer leadership development and curriculum resources to district teachers.

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2018-04-29

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Steph Sez - Education First

KIPP hosted a kickoff event to celebrate its arrival and the opening of its first school in Miami.

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2018-04-18

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

KIPP Miami Kickoff Event at Miami Design District

More than 100 of Miami’s sports, education and philanthropy leaders gathered at the exclusive Design District Garden Building’s rooftop to welcome KIPP bringing additional education options to South Florida’s children.

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2018-04-12

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

People on the Move

KIPP, a national nonprofit network of college preparatory public charter schools serving elementary, middle and high school students, has announced that KIPP Miami’s founding school hires.

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2018-04-12

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

National Nonprofit KIPP Celebrates Launch of First School in South Florida with Kickoff Event in Miami's Design District

Former Miami HEAT Player Shane Battier and WPLG Local 10 News Anchor Laurie Jennings Among Special Guests

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2018-04-02

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of April 9, 2018

KIPP, a national nonprofit network of charter schools, made the following hires.

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2018-03-30

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

KIPP Selects Miami Natives Leyla Bravo, Kayla Johnson and Monica Kress to Launch Its First School in South Florida

New Hires Bring Over 10 Years of Education and Leadership Experience

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2018-01-24

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

KIPP Also Rises: Charter Network Opens Sunrise Academy as Welcome Partner of Miami-Dade Public Schools

The school is also part of a larger campaign by the Urban League — called We Rise Education Village — to bring new life and opportunity to Liberty City.

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