Celebrating 21 New KIPP Schools from Coast to Coast

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KIPP opens our 183rd school with 21 schools opening their doors for the first time this year! In this post, Richard Barth highlights four schools, the communities they are serving, and their founding leaders. Their stories are very different, but they are united by a common goal: to make sure every child has access to an education that opens doors of opportunity.

Increasing College Completion in the Arkansas Delta


Scott Shirey, Executive Director of KIPP Delta Public Schools, asked: Since we’re constantly pushing to improve our college-going support for our KIPPsters, couldn’t students outside of our schools also benefit from what we’re learning? With the help of a grant, the answer he is discovering is yes.

Learning a life lesson: Work hard. Be nice.

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By Tykeena Watson, Class of 2016, KIPP Delta A phrase that is constantly referred to within KIPP is: “Work hard. Be nice.” Not only do our teachers constantly push us to work hard and to be nice, but they also model for us how this looks in everyday life. This is what I think makes KIPP […]


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