May it Always Feel this Sunny in Philadelphia Schools

Marc Mannella

By Marc Mannella, Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Philadelphia  This week, hundreds of thousands of students throughout Pennsylvania are sharpening their number 2 pencils, eating a bigger (and hopefully healthy) breakfast, and getting an extra hour of sleep in order to get ready for the big state test. This part of the year is always exhausting, […]

How to Teach in Quadrant I

Quadrant 1

By Ben Speicher, School Leader, KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy When I was a Fisher Fellow spending a year visiting, observing, talking, traveling, and planning in preparation to open a KIPP elementary school in Philadelphia, friends who were familiar with KIPP would ask me what certain elements of KIPP’s model look like with 5-year olds. They […]


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