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Celebrating Our 2020 TEAMspy Winners!

The 13th Annual TEAMspy Awards looked a little different this year—because this school year looked very different. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t take the time to celebrate the incredible […]

“You Have to Be Nice to Yourself:” Advice From My Fourth Graders On Navigating Remote Learning.

Remote learning is not what I signed on for when I became a teacher. The physical distance makes it very difficult for me to be there for my kids. But […]

KIPP New Jersey’s Student-Artists Shine!

Students at KIPP BOLD Academy spent this year studying Film and Photography in their elective class—and already, they’re showing great promise as artists, according to their teacher, John Paxton Jr.  […]

Read, Baby, Read: Books to Keep Your Family Reading All Summer!

If you know KIPP New Jersey, you know we’re big on reading. We even track the number of words our students read—and many achieve ‘millionaire’ reader status by the end […]

Alumni in the Spotlight: Meet Six Alums Pursuing Big Goals!

Our alumni are superstars. We interviewed these six alums to learn more about their lives post-KIPP New Jersey—and how our KIPP Through College team continues to offer support to help […]

“The Little Engine That Could:” KIPP Newark Scholar-Athletes Make Their Mark on Essex County

When KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy’s Assistant Dean, Mr. Jackie Finch started at the high school nine years ago, he knew the athletics program—which consisted of mostly loosely organized clubs—needed to […]

KIPP New Jersey Stands With Our Communities

We’ve Always Been Committed to Supporting Our Team and Family—and It’s Never Been So Important. When Coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived in the U.S late this January, our community came together immediately […]

From Newark to Camden —A New Generation of STEM Learners Are Preparing to Solve the Problems of the 21st Century

Fashion websites and Fortnite apps. Load-pushing robots and model solar homes. A technology-equipped running vest and a toy designed especially for children with cerebral palsy. Are these the latest innovations […]

Supporting Mental Health: Breaking the Stigma, Lifting Up Students and Families.

This piece was featured in our Spring 2020 Newark edition of TEAM and Family magazine.  Social worker Keneisha Newland knew the student—a fourth grader at KIPP SPARK Academy—was struggling. Teachers […]

Promoting Equity: Resources to Counter Racism

The events of recent weeks have brought widespread attention to the systemic racism present in the U.S and the injustices that our students and families—nearly all people of color—experience on […]