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2016-03-18 | Poppy Harlow | CNN Money

The fight for Camden's future through education

KIPP Academy has found success across the country and now they're taking on a huge challenge in Camden, New Jersey -- a city known by many for its high crime and poverty. Can they succeed here?

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2016-02-15 | Wakeefah Borders | Education Post

This Newark School Isn’t Wasting Any Time When It Comes to Kids Who Struggle

I heard many great things about KIPP New Jersey so I took a chance to find out what all the rave was about. I entered my son into the open-enrollment pool and he was selected to attend KIPP BOLD Academy.

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2015-10-25 | Leslie Brody | The Wall Street Journal

Charter Network Makes the Grade at NJ School

When a traditional school such as Bragaw converts to a charter, it is possible to track how the same students fared after a change...

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2016-07-19

Richard Lee Colvin

Education Next

Continuing Change in Newark

Her youngest son has only attended KIPP schools. “The teachers there truly, truly set the bar very high as to how children are supposed to be treated."

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2016-07-11

Naomi Nix

The 74

Jersey Roar: Schools Make A Comeback in Camden, the Nation’s Most Distressed City

KIPP Cooper Norcross and Camden Prep report promising first-year internal assessments and the enrollment system launched smoothly.

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2016-06-26

Tracie Strahan

Positively Black: Rise Academy Girls Running Club

Tracie Strahan sits down with Ny'asia Welfare-Flowers and Nichole Inya-Agha to discuss the Rise Academy Girls Running Club in Newark, New Jersey.

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2016-06-19

Newark Teen "Rises Up" to Victory in First Round Competition at Amateur Night at the Apollo

Newark resident and Newark Collegiate Academy student Leah Jenea Gaines was victorious in her first round of competition.

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2016-06-17

George E. Norcross III

Commentary: Reason for optimism among Camden's schoolchildren

KIPP Cooper is wrapping up its second year and its first in a new $50 million facility, a building long promised and finally delivered to the community.

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2016-06-17

U.S. Coast Guard New York City

Teaching outside the classroom

Fifth grade students from the Bold Academy Charter school in Newark, New Jersey spent the day with members from Station Sandy Hook.

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2016-06-13

Muhammed Akil

Opinion: Inspired By Muhammad Ali to Confront the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time — Education

Like Ali, our public education system must be bold, courageous and evolving. Our attitudes over critical issues, like education, must not remain stagnant.

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2016-06-01

KIPP New Jersey Hosts Annual “Be the Change” Event in Celebration of Student Accomplishments and Community Leaders

KIPP New Jersey hosted the Ninth Annual “Be the Change” Celebration at the New Jersey Performance Arts Center on June 1, 2016.

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2016-05-26

Monica Morales

Newark track team supporting girls to become strong women

The young athletes, ages 10 to 14, train three times a week after school. Teacher Amanda Geiger founded the team when she saw there was a need.

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2016-05-19

John Mooney

Perspectives on the Passing of ‘Zuckerberg Era’ in Newark Schools

“So I think the impact has been pretty big, and very positive. That said, there’s clearly still a lot of work to do” Ryan Hill, CEO of KIPP New Jersey.

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2016-05-18

Zachary Kiesch

Newark students tend to community garden

Students at SEEK Academy have used the story of Lorax as a guide to turn an abandon lot near their school into a community garden.

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2016-05-13

Fox 29

Kipp Lanning Square Middle School making Camden proud

School’s boys’ basketball team undefeated, girls just lost one game.

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2016-05-06

Phaedra Trethan

Pizza and life lessons at Camden school

“This is a great school, and all the teachers really push you to succeed and go on to college.”- Ronald Torres

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2016-05-03

Good Neighbors

Gladly learning and teaching in Newark A young local man giving back to his community

Daniel is now a fifth grade English teacher at Team Academy Charter School, which was founded by TFA alumni.

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2016-05-02

Mark Keierleber

6 Innovative School Leaders Who Are Disrupting Traditional Education

For Bonner, teaching second grade at this KIPP charter school in Newark, New Jersey, is a stark contrast from his days as a rescue helicopter pilot.

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2016-04-27

Steve Adubato

3D Printing Can Teach Students Life Skills

Jay Galbraith explains why he chose to become a teacher, and why introducing young minds to technology can teach them life skills.

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2016-04-20

Michelle Caffrey

Teddy bears, Cooper staff help prep kids for doctor visits

More than 100 kindergarteners from the city\'s KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy were set up with a special teddy bear and t-shirt on Tuesday morning...

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2016-04-20

Brooke Thomas

Doctors At Cooper University Hospital Show Students Going To The Doctors Isn't So Bad

CBS Local Philadelphia reports on a new program at Cooper Hospital featuring kindergarteners from KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy.

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2016-04-05

Jessica Militare

2016 College Women of the Year: A'Dorian Murray-Thomas

A'Dorian Murray-Thomas, 20, Swarthmore College, founded SheWins!, a non-profit group helping girls who've been impacted be violence.

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2016-03-17

Tawayna Peeples

Opinion: Newark’s Citizens Should Have High Standards for Their Kids’ Education

SPARK Academy went above and beyond what my expectations were for any school, including my experience in a traditional district school.

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2016-03-09

KIPP New Jersey

Water Quality Test in KIPP New Jersey Schools

We are in the process of completing water quality tests at all of our facilities to determine whether or not additional steps need to be taken with other locations. Again, just as a precaution, bottled water is being provided to these schools as well.

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2016-02-13

Andrea Whye

COMMENTARY: Renovate empty Camden schools

She’s lucky to be in a world-class school like the Kipp Cooper Norcross Academy building in Lanning Square.

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2016-02-09

Greg Adomaitis

How Camden schools plan to employ, assist city residents

Renaissance schools KIPP, Mastery and Camden Prep will guarantee an interview with city residents who are qualified to fill open positions. The renaissance schools will also offer adult education classes, including financial literacy workshops...

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2016-02-08

Phaedra Trethan

Renaissance schools commit to help Camden neighborhoods

"For students to succeed," said Drew Martin, executive director of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in Lanning Square, "they need a lot more than a strong lesson plan. "They also need to know that everybody in the community stands with them as well."

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2016-02-08

Allison Steele

New partnerships for Camden's 'Renaissance' schools

Drew Martin, executive director of KIPP in Camden, said Renaissance school operators were eager to identify more ways of serving Camden's families.

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2016-02-08

Suzanne Monaghan

Camden Officials Announce New Community Benefit Agreement Between Renaissance Schools, Neighborhoods

Under the agreement, Camden’s three renaissance schools have committed to expanding the programs offered to area residents.

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2016-02-03

KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Names Gymnasium In Honor Of Longtime Camden Leaders Gilbert “Whip” Wilson & Carlton “Muscles” Wilson

Gilbert and Carlton, brothers who grew up and still reside in the school’s Lanning Square neighborhood and have dedicated their lives to serving their city.

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2016-02-03

Phaedra Trethan

Camden school, gym credited to 'unsung heroes'

Wilson, a former state assemblyman, was among those who helped make the school a reality.

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2016-02-03

John Kopp

Wilson brothers honored for longtime service to Camden

KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy honored the Wilson brothers on Wednesday by dedicating a new facility in their names – the Gilbert L. and Carlton E. Wilson Gymnasium.

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2016-01-19

Sobel & CO.

Sobel & Co. Nonprofit Symposium Draws More than 200 Attendees

At the annual Sobel & Co. Nonprofit Symposium held on January 13, 2016, four panelists and moderator Sally Glick shared insights and real world experiences in three key areas that are essential to all nonprofit organizations.

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2016-01-19

Wydeyah Hay

Opinion: I am living proof that education reform has not failed in Newark

While some of the things I’ve read have said that reform has failed in Newark, or that it was a “wash” for Newark’s kids, I am living proof that this is not the case.

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2016-01-14

Alexander Russo

A Close Look At How Coverage Of 183-Campus KIPP Network Has Evolved

For example, some KIPP schools in Houston and Baltimore now have health clinics on site for students and parents.

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2016-01-12

Richard Whitmire

Impressive new scores for Newark charters raise an awkward question: Did city pick the wrong strategy?

Lessons to school reformers everywhere: Don’t even think of doing the same.

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2016-01-11

Andaiye Taylor

Newark Collegiate Academy science teacher uses 3D printers to bring science to life

3D printers enable users to convert designs created with computer software into real-world objects right before their eyes.

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2015-12-30

Podcast - The Prize - The view from the classroom on impact of education reform

Author Dale Russakoff talks to three educators featured in her bestselling book on Newark schools

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2015-10-28

Jim Walsh

Renaissance school debuts in Camden

"We are overenrolled, with a waiting list of about 360 kids," Drew Martin, the academy's executive director, said Tuesday.

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2015-10-25

Tom Moran

In Newark, booming charter schools flex new political muscle

He doesn\'t dispute the remarkable success of North Star and the other major chain in town, TEAM Academy, also known as KIPP.

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2015-10-15

KIPP New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey Files for Charter Renewal and Expansion in Newark

KIPP New Jersey today announced that it has filed for renewal of its existing charter and an expansion of its presence in the city of Newark with the New Jersey Department of Education.

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2015-10-02

Allison Steele

Rouhanifard sets out next steps for Camden schools

Rouhanifard has said partnering with successful school operators like Mastery, KIPP, and Uncommon will allow the district to serve more students in modern, updated buildings.

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2015-09-22

Naomi Nix

Shavar Jeffries’ Breakthrough: What Newark Politics Taught Him About Taking Ed Reform National

A 2012 Stanford study concluded that charter school kids in Newark gained an additional seven-and-a-half months in reading instruction and nine months in math over their public school peers.

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2015-09-17

John Mooney

New 'Renaissance School' hailed as big step forward for Camden kids

“I want to point out, our kids rocked, they absolutely did,” said Drew Martin, executive director of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, to loud applause.

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2015-09-15

KIPP New Jersey News

Press from the KCNA Dedication

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2015-09-11

Jami Floyd

Charter School Head Says Newark Schools Are Better Since Facebook Gift

"Your odds have doubled of being in a good school if you're an African American kid in Newark," said Ryan Hill, director of Kipp New Jersey, which operates five charter schools in the city.

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2015-09-07

Leslie Brody

Newark’s $100 Million Education Debate

KIPP New Jersey’s TEAM Schools, another successful charter network, received $8 million of the matching funds, said executive director Ryan Hill. That helped it expand from three schools to eight.

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2015-09-06

Tom Moran

Newark students are better off, despite the political noise

Read more from Tom Moran in the Star-Ledger's Editorial.

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2015-08-31

KIPP New Jersey Press Releases

Cooper Foundation, Congressman Norcross distribute backpacks, school supplies to children at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy

“Our school family is grateful for the support we receive from The Cooper Foundation, our public leaders and the broader community,” said Drew Martin, Executive Director of the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy.

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2015-08-26

Jim Walsh

Camden schools open under new leaders

Drew Martin, KIPP's executive director, said the Lanning Square school opened above 100 percent enrollment and we're confident this will be the case through October 15th when the state takes its enrollment snapshot.

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2015-08-17

Lauren Wanko

Newark Collegiate Academy Students Work with College Professors to Minimize Jellyfish Population

The high schools students who are part of the Weston Science Scholars Program are working with Montclair State University’s Dr. Paul Bologna to infuse standard paint with cayenne pepper, then they apply it to pieces of plastic and wood.

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2015-07-28

Barry Carter

TEAM Academy Alumna Making an Impact in the Newark Community

Through SheWins, a KIPP TEAM Academy alumna teaches girls in Newark how to be leaders in both community service projects and by making them aware of social justice issues regarding class and equality.

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2015-07-13

Richard Whitmire

Coast Guard to the Classroom: What One Heroic Pilot Learned When He Applied to TFA

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2015-07-12

KIPP New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey Representatives to Attend This Year’s NAACP Convention in Philadelphia

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2015-06-30

Antonia O'Sullivan

From Co-Location to Collaboration: Teamwork for the Benefit of Newark Students

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2015-06-17

Renee Stoll

Volunteers Help Build Children-designed Playground in Newark

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2015-06-17

Rebecca Granet

Students, Volunteers Team Up To Turn Newark Parking Lot Into A Playground

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2015-06-08

KIPP New Jersey News

KIPP New Jersey Honors Newark’s Community Leaders at Annual “Be the Change” Celebration

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2015-06-01

Dreya Drayton

The Myth about Charter Schools and Students with Special Needs

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2015-05-22

KaBOOM and KIPP New Jersey Staff

Morgan Stanley, KIPP New Jersey and KaBOOM! Team Up to Build Playground in Newark

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2015-05-13

Jessica Mazzola

Newark fights proposal to pause charter school growth

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2015-05-13

Rutgers Office of Communications

RU-N and KIPP Foundation NJ Announce Plan to Expand Programs for College-Aspiring KIPP Charter School Students

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2015-05-08

Julie O'Connor

Beating Newark's odds, KIPP charter network is poised to expand

In a city where almost half the students don't graduate, nearly all its kids finish, and a remarkable 95 percent of them go on to college.

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2015-03-01

Diversity Recruitment Partners in Education

A New Identity

I knew I wanted to be a teacher since middle school. When I was in middle school back in New Jersey, I also went to a KIPP school. I was in the founding class of TEAM Academy.

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2015-01-20

Arianna Prothero

KIPP Principal Training Rooted in 'Real-World' Practice

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2014-12-16

Ben Cope

Newark Collegiate Academy Leads in College Entrance

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2014-01-10

Ryan Hill

TEAM Facility Update by Ryan Hill, TEAM CEO and Founder

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2013-03-19

Claudia Vargas

Camden Board of Education approves KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy contract

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2013-03-19

Phil Dunn

Camden BOE approves school

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2012-12-01

Star-Ledger Editorial Board

N.J. charter school study shows success, but need for close monitoring: Editorial

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2012-11-26

Charter School Performance in New Jersey

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2012-09-01

Julie OConnor

If summer break leaves kids stouter, stupider ... fight back

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2012-07-26

Claudia Vargas

Cooper, Norcross and KIPP teaming up to bring five schools to Camden

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2012-03-05

Alison Gregor

Newark Project Aims to Link Living and Learning

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2012-01-22

Joshua Burd

Building deeper ties to Newark's redevelopment

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2011-10-28

Ira Glass

449: Middle School

Ira speaks with Shannon Grande, a teacher at Rise Academy in Newark, about a seventh grader she taught.

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2011-10-18

Erin Peterson

Making the Grade: What's Right with U.S. Public Education

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2011-08-25

MaryLynn Schiavi

Bridgewater Woman ‘Pays it forward’ Through Education

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2010-09-24

USA Today

Newark hopes Facebook gift translates to results

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2010-09-19

Barbara Martinez

Even Top Teachers Get Laid Off

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2010-09-09

Barbara Martinez

America's Education Crisis

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2010-06-17

Laura Jones

Cablevision - Laura Jones

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2010-04-11

Ali Nagle

What Started As a Charter School in Newark Has Turned Into So Much More

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2010-03-06

Randall Pinkston

KIPP: Knowledge is Power Program

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2010-02-25

Diane Sawyer

Secrets of America's Greatest Teachers

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2010-02-18

Plum TV

Plum TV – Citizen Active - Education

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2010-01-16

Dane Peterson

Georgetown Teaches for America

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2010-01-14

Jane M. Dalton

Glen Rock natives both teach and learn from urban students

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2010-01-10

Todd Johnson

'Team in Africa' program connects students a continent apart

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2009-12-14

David Giambusso

Cornel West joins Newark Collegiate Academy, city officials at ribbon-cutting for new facility

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2009-11-02

Caroline Walker

Success From Newark to Rwanda

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2009-05-01

Sharon McCloskey

High Tide in Newark

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2009-04-22

Helen Joyce

Education in New York - Off to school

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2009-03-08

Chosun Ilbo

KIPP – Revolutionizing Public Education

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2009-01-31

Bill Gates

Bill Gates on mosquitos, malaria, and education

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2008-12-29

Evan Thomas

A Return to Accountability

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2008-11-09

Steve Adubato

One-on-One with Steve Adubato

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2008-11-04

Della Crews

Spotlight New Jersey with host Della Crews

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2008-10-07

Erik W. Robelen

Fertile Soil for Charters

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2005-12-31

John Mooney

Game Plans: Here’s What 11 New Jerseyans Hope to Achieve in 2006

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2003-09-07

John Mooney

One very impressive school - Newark’s TEAM Academy chalks up a year of success

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