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O’Neill: In Camden, Philanthropy, District, Charter and Innovation Schools Are Working Together to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, a renaissance school, is using fund resources to create a robust job and skills program for high school students with disabilities, including building a model apartment where students can practice independent living skills.

Two KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy Seniors Receive QuestBridge National College Match

Fadloullah Adome and Fabian Castro were recently accepted to this program, which grants them early admission to one of QuestBridge's college partners with a full four-year scholarship worth over $200,000.

Meet the Camden teacher who's become a nonbinary trailblazer on social media

Nairobi Colon has been teaching middle school art at KIPP Whittier Middle School in Camden for nearly five years, but it was only recently that they were able to bring their full, authentic self to the classroom.

How This KIPP Truth Academy Art Project is Helping Students Discover What Makes Them Unique

An art project at KIPP Truth Academy in Newark posed a number of important questions to students: Who are you? What defines you? How do you see yourself? How do you want others to see you?

Newark Students Paint Their Identities!

This project is called “I am” and focuses on identity. The children reflected not only on how they view themselves but also how they want others to view them.

Night school comes to the rescue for some kindergarteners and their parents


Capitol Riot Becomes Civics Lessons in Schools

atasha White, a fifth-grade social-studies teacher at KIPP Lanning Square Middle in Camden, N.J., said she challenged her students to explain if the incident was a protest or domestic terrorism.

Night kindergarten class meets needs of working families during the pandemic

While teaching 5- and 6-year-olds on screen in the evening is not ideal, the night classes, which began in October, are the best alternative to keep some young students engaged.

I know what it’s like to struggle with identity. That’s why I formed a nonbinary group for middle school students.

At KIPP BOLD Academy, the Newark middle school where I work, my students and I started a nonbinary gender group to foster a safe space for students.

3 ways teachers can address their students’ trauma when school is virtual

As a longtime educator, I have realized that effective teaching relies on my knowledge of how to address the many forms of trauma my students experience outside of the classroom as much as within the school.
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