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The Road to College During COVID-19: Six Tips for Success

This year, the class of 2020 faced challenges on their journey to college that their predecessors at KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy never encountered: the effects of a global pandemic. Between […]

Meet Mahesh Kumar!

KIPP Newark Lab High School teacher Mahesh Kumar knows what his students are going through as they tackle remote learning—he was in their shoes just five months ago! A recent […]

A Year of Firsts: How to Support Your Kindergartner’s Development During Remote Learning

By Jordan Barry  I’ve been teaching young students for the past five school years—but our virtual launch this year meant that the first weeks of the school year were full […]

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 […]

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 […]