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Chance the Rapper, Lupe Fiasco, and 10 Other Songs that Will Inspire Your Students

Some logic statements for the teachers out there: 1.) Your kids love music. 2.) You love your kids. 3.) Therefore, you love music. Even though this conclusion isn’t sound logically, […]

Promises Made to Children are Sacred

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By Yanae McCray, KIPP TEAM and Newark Collegiate Academy Alumna Yanae spoke to a group of KIPP New Jersey teachers and staff during our first Heartbeat Day – a day […]

10 Ways to Be All In Like Jon Snow this School Year

(Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead. But like from Season 6, so no excuses; play like a champion.) There is shot in the penultimate episode of the sixth season of […]

Dear Mark, A Letter to Myself

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By Mark Joseph, 6th Grade Math Teacher at KIPP Rise Academy. He wrote this letter to himself after completing his tenth year of teaching at the end of the 2016-17 […]

More winners from this year’s TEAMspys

Last week, we covered the first four winners from this year’s TEAMspys. Here’s a look at the winners of our last three awards, the TEAMwork Award, the Kid Focus Award, […]

Inside Senior Signing Day 2017

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Each year, we host an event called Senior Signing Day, where our senior class announces where they’re going to college next year. This year, our class of 129 seniors received […]

The 10th Annual TEAMspys Celebration

TEAMspys 10th Anniversary

Each year at the TEAMspys we honor six staff members who epitomize each of our six values, plus one Mountains Beyond Mountains Award winner who consistently epitomizes them all. Here […]

Why you definitely don’t want to miss this year’s Be the Change Celebration

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KIPP New Jersey’s Be the Change Celebration enters its tenth year in 2017. As exciting as that is, there are even more reasons why you don’t want to miss this […]

Military Families Benefit From the Teacher Village

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By Caroline Green, KIPP THRIVE Academy teacher By providing unique strategies and critical resources, teachers can help the children of military families succeed in school amid the constant changes in […]

How you can build strong, amazing classroom culture

By: Mark Joseph, 6th grade math teacher, KIPP Rise Academy Every time I watch Stand and Deliver I have the same thought: I want the type of classroom culture Jaime […]