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From Student to Teacher: How One Teacher Found Success—and Support—at KIPP Newark.

  Even during his high school years as a student in Jersey City, Justice Baskin knew he wanted to pursue a service-oriented career. As a student at Caldwell University, this […]

A Day in the Life of a KIPP NJ Special Education Teacher

My name is Maggie Jennings and I’m a learning specialist at KIPP Lanning Square Primary. The best part of being a learning specialist is being on two teams—the 2nd grade […]

How the School Across the Street Changed My Life—And Helped Me Reach College

This summer, I’m preparing to enter my senior year in college: working at a burger shop, registering for courses, binge-watching “back to school” videos, and completing an internship with KIPP […]

From the Mouths of Teachers: Five Tips to Set Your Child Up for Success This School Year

Summer is winding to an end and it’s time for your child to head back to school. For most families, this means juggling relationships with new teachers, social challenges for […]

Our 2019 Heartbeat Summit: Learning, Connection, and Celebration!

“Gaudi started building La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona in the 1880s. By the time he died in 1926, the cathedral was nowhere finished. For many years it went untouched, until […]

Team, Family, and World-Class Curriculum: Meet the Hall/St. Clair Family!

What are the essential ingredients for a curriculum that prepares every student for success beyond high school? Many of our families have siblings in elementary, middle, and high school who […]

Running and Mentorship Meet in Central Park

On a warm spring morning in Central Park, more than 70 young runners took off from a starting line for a four mile run as part of the YAI Central […]

Freezing Summer Melt

Being accepted to college is a major milestone in your child’s senior year of high school. Seniors may feel like their future is set and excitedly start planning how they’ll […]

Team, Family, and World-Class Curriculum: Meet the Hamilton Family!

What are the essential ingredients for a curriculum that prepares every student for success in high school and beyond? Across our network, many families have students with siblings in both […]

Five Tips (and Five Books!) to Help Your Family Soar into Summer Reading

School will soon be out for the summer and studies show that how students fill their time has a big impact on their academic growth and whether students retain the […]