Why We Support the Common Core

KIPP New York schools, photographed by Ethan Pines for the KIPP Foundation, February 2014, New York, NY.

By Richard Barth, KIPP Foundation Chief Executive Officer As the leader of a national network of 141 charter schools serving over 50,000 students—88 percent of whom are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch—the most frequent question I have gotten this year is: “Are you supportive of the Common Core?” I get these questions when I […]

Collaboration and the Common Core

Steve Frederick, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy

How Two Teachers Are Working Together to Raise the Bar for Kids By Jennifer Wells, Mathematics Achievement Director, KIPP Foundation When teachers collaborate, what effect does it have on students’ and teachers’ learning? This year, two longtime KIPP sixth grade math teachers are finding out. Steve Frederick, at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy in Denver, and […]

From 300 to 3,000 – KIPP School Summit Keeps Getting Bigger and Better


By Whitney Grese Hanna, Math is Life Consultant and Former KIPP Teacher I’ve been part of the KIPP Team and Family since 2001, when I started teaching fifth grade math, thinking skills and writing at KIPP Academy in the Bronx. Back then, there were two schools, with three more just about to open their doors. […]


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