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Should we still teach kids to take notes by hand?


In a world where laptops, Chrome books and tablets are becoming more ubiquitous in classrooms and 1:1 programs are springing up at schools across the country, have you ever wondered […]

Five ways you can bring out creativity in your students


We have all been there. Staring down at an empty piece of paper and not being able to come up with anything. This also happens with our students when they […]

How you can get students involved in improving their community and environment

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Now more than ever it is important that we encourage our kids to be the change in their community and help improve the lives of people who live there. However, […]

How you can add computer science to your education curriculum next year

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Do you remember when President Obama became the first US President to write a line of code? Computer science is becoming a huge part of what it means to be […]

How to keep kids learning over the summer

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School’s out for summer! And as fun as that is to say, there’s a real danger for students during the summer: learning loss. Studies have shown that kids can lose […]

Here’s how to help your kids process the news of last week

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After the events of the past few days, we’re horrified. Shocked. Speechless. And while the killings of two more black men by the police are devastating, it is an obvious […]

How one teacher created a community garden from a vacant lot

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On Aldine Street in Newark, nestled between a parking lot and an abandoned building, you’ll find a thriving community garden. Two years ago it was an overgrown, vacant lot with […]

How one teacher grew an arts program into a network-wide showcase

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Second and third graders, violins in hand, silently walk into the auditorium and take their seats. Katy Brodhead, the music teacher at KIPP THRIVE Academy, walks around the stage checking […]

7 MOOCs to help you grow as a teacher

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MOOC’s, or massive open online courses from places like Coursera, offer opportunities for educators at any level to acquire new skills, or learn more about the teaching profession. For New […]

Six interview tips you’ll want to know, from our recruitment team

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Interviewing requires a lot of thought and preparation. We sat down with the KIPP New Jersey recruitment team to learn a little bit more about what pitfalls usually trip up […]