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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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Through Learning and Love—These KIPP Lanning Square Primary Teachers Support Students in Quarantine

In less than a week, teachers and school leaders at KIPP New Jersey acted quickly to allow students to continue learning safely after social distancing requirements were announced.  When our […]

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 […]

KIPP Lanning Square’s Health Center: Elevating Student Health–and Expanding Learning–One Visit at a Time

Like many parents, KIPP Lanning Square mom Anna Martinez is pretty busy. With three children– a kindergartner and first grader at KIPP Lanning Square Primary and a sixth grader at […]

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 […]