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KIPP on Learning Podcast

By The KIPP Foundation
Join us on a journey of continuous learning as we share stories, insights, and inspiration from across the KIPP network.

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Moving Beyond Control in the Fight for Racial Justice

KIPP on Learning Podcast

Labor Day Episode: The Lingering Economic and Emotional Effects of COVID-19 on KIPP Families
For our September episode, KIPP Co-Founder Dave Levin chats with Seth Harris, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor under the Obama Administration, for a conversation about the lingering economic impact of COVID-19 on the workforce in America. Later in the episode, Dave is joined by KIPP NYC parent Wanda Neal to talk about her experience working as an essential worker in an emergency room department.
September 2, 2020
Reopening Schools: Caring for our Students, Teachers and Staff
In this episode, KIPP Co-Founder Dave Levin is joined by Erin Slezak, Deputy Chief of Strategy at KIPP Texas and Joey LaRoche, Chief Strategy Officer at KIPP New Orleans for a conversation about their regional reopening plans and how they are keeping students, families and staff motivated for the school year ahead. Note: Since the taping of this episode, Texas is allowing KIPP schools in the region to now open virtually for the first four weeks and has an extended transition into physical school for an additional four weeks.
August 21, 2020
Moving Beyond Control in the Fight for Racial Justice
In this episode, KIPP Co-Founder and host Dave Levin is joined by Erin Trent Johnson, CEO, Coach, and founder of Community Equity Partners, and the Senior Advisor for The Equity Lab, and Kyra Mitchell, Chair of the NAACP National Youth Work Committee for a conversation on the ways in which systemic racism and anti-blackness manifest and intersect inside and outside of the classroom. Kyra also shares her advice for Gen Z interested in organizing and want to lend their voice in this historic movement for racial justice.
July 20, 2020
The Impact of the Pandemic on 2020 Graduates and The Persistence Work That Lies Ahead
In this episode, KIPP Co-Founder and host Dave Levin is joined by David Page, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Dillard University and Ajuah Helton, National Director of the KIPP through College Program for a talk about the impact of the pandemic on first generation college students. They’ll also discuss the persistence work that lies ahead for college counselors across the country and why bridging the gap between college and career should be at the center of the work.
June 25, 2020
Turning Hope into Action: Why The COVID-19 Crisis Is an Opportunity To Reshape the Way We View Schooling
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the racial disparities and inequities black and brown families have been experiencing in the United States for decades. In this episode, KIPP Co-Founder and host Dave Levin is joined by Jessica Cunningham Akoto, Executive Director of KIPP Philadelphia and Benny Vásquez, Chief Equity Officer at the KIPP Foundation to discuss how educators, leaders, and advocates can use this unprecedented time as an opportunity to transform the way we think about schooling to better support the needs of students and the communities they live in. We created an open-source repository of resources, templates, guidelines shared by KIPP regions and other education leaders to help support staff, students and families in response to COVID19. Explore the Resource Bank here: #togetherwearestronger
May 13, 2020
Insights, Inspiration, and Challenges from the KIPP Network In Wake Of COVID-19
KIPP co-founder and host Dave Levin is joined by Chinedu Udeh, principal of KIPP Empower Academy in South Los Angeles and Carlos 'Cap' Capellan, principal of KIPP NYC College Prep for a candid conversation about their experiences as school leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
April 16, 2020