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How one teacher created a community garden from a vacant lot

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 […]

KIPP NJ Arts Night

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

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 […]

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Meet Courtney, KIPP Alumna and Kindergarten Teacher

Over the past few years, we have had the unique opportunity to see some of our first graduates from KIPP TEAM Academy, our network’s first school, graduate from college and […]

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Sending more Newark kids to college

Last year, 95 percent of all seniors from KIPP New Jersey’s high school, Newark Collegiate Academy, entered college. Of students who finished 8th grade in one of KIPP New Jersey’s […]

TEAM Academy FIlm Club

Film Club and Creating With Kids

A couple of months ago, I interviewed TEAM technology teacher Kristen Sigler about her class, how it started and how it evolved over time. Here’s part two of that interview, […]

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Teaching Technology – An Interview with Kristen Sigler

Kristen Sigler teaches technology at TEAM Academy, but her impact goes well beyond that. She won this year’s TEAMspy for Fun and the TEAM Academy MVP for a reason — the […]

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An Interview with Anne Kadowaki, Founding School Leader

Anne Kadowaki is currently wrapping up her Fisher Fellowship, where she designs her ideal school and makes it a reality. Anne’s school will be the first TEAM school to open […]