KIPP Goes to College: What Surprised Us

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We asked some of our KIPP Through College leaders, KIPP alumni, and staff from our partner universities to share their college experiences and advice. They’ve experienced the challenges and triumphs that come with earning a bachelor’s degree, and they’ve got lots of wisdom to share.

Throughout the fall, we will be highlighting their thoughts here. Today’s topic: expecting the unexpected.

Dave Levin on Not Eating the Marshmallow


By Lori Warren, Senior Communications Manager, KIPP Foundation Fifty years ago, Dr. Walter Mischel, then a professor of psychology at Stanford, conducted a series of trail-blazing experiments on self-control that would influence a generation of researchers. To celebrate the anniversary of this work, and share subsequent learnings, Dr. Mischel has released a new book, “The Marshmallow […]

3 Big Things I Learned at KIPP

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By Marlene Salazar, Fordham University Class of 2014, KIPP Academy Middle Class of 2010 On Saturday, May 17, I graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. In the weeks before graduation, I reflected on the mountains I had to climb to get to this day. From attending summer classes for […]

Why I’m Celebrating My Middle School’s 10th Birthday

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By Quinzel Perry, University of Michigan Student & KIPP STAR College Prep Alumnus My public middle school is turning ten years old this year. While this isn’t an occasion that would probably register with most students, when your school propels you from Harlem, NY to the University of Michigan, there is reason to celebrate. The […]

What Are You Most Excited for at KSS?

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KIPP School Summit (KSS) is the annual gathering for the entire KIPP Team & Family to connect, learn, and share. We asked KIPP teachers and school leaders which sessions they were most excited for this year. Below is what they had to say.   Attendees share their favorite sessions:  Comprehension for English Language Learners and Vocabulary […]


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