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Our Kids Love to Learn, and We Do Too: Our 2019-2020 Academic Priority

Each year, KIPP New Jersey chooses one unifying academic priority to implement across the schools in our network. Often these goals reflect what we want to see taking place in […]

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 […]

Our Heartbeat

August 9-10 marked the first-ever Heartbeat Summit bringing together more than 850 instructional and non-instructional teammates from KIPP New Jersey and KIPP Miami with the goal of starting strong for […]

“Walk in Your Excellence” A New Podcast from NCA School Leader Sean Stevens

Today, we’re introducing a new resource from KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy school leader Sean Stevens – his podcast, from Necessary Studios called “Walk in Your Excellence”. If you’re looking for […]

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KIPP Student Reflections from the March for Our Lives

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students, parents, and supporters gathered in cities across the country to protest gun violence and the […]

Parent Power – How KIPP Families are Impacting our Communities

How KIPP Families are Impacting our Communities “I’ll be your mom until your mom comes,” are the words Tameeka Walden, a member of the KIPP Life Academy Parent Partner Association […]

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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 […]