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Beyond the Classroom

Extracurriculars, community partnerships and teaching the whole child at KIPP New Jersey’s schools. At KIPP Whittier Middle School, KIPP New Jersey’s newest school in Camden, 100 fifth graders last year […]

Six Ways to Help Your Child Succeed This School Year

Six Tips to Help Your Student Succeed

Parents are their child’s first­—and often most important—teacher. Support from parents is key to helping children get and stay on track to academic success. Here are a few ideas of […]

Introducing the First Edition of the TEAM & Family Magazine

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This fall, we launched our first edition of the KIPP New Jersey TEAM & Family Magazine – a magazine for the KIPP New Jersey community. While we will post articles […]

Building Civically Engaged Students Does More Than Benefit Communities: It Supports College Success

KIPP NCA Student Raises his hand.

by Jeff Fleming, KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy High School History department chair and teacher Students who participate in a civic engagement curriculum build critical skills needed to attend and complete […]

But When Can I Get Out of Special Education?

Guest post by Farida Mallah, founding teacher, KIPP Pathways “But when can I get out of special education?” That was 10-year-old Kamar’s question after he grew five reading levels in […]

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

Mark Joseph Letter to Myself

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, […]