KIPP Acts of Gratitude Series: December 2019

Brighter Bites volunteers handing bags of healthy food to families.

In this blog series, we’ll be highlighting teams and family across our network doing exemplary work making a difference in their communities and beyond. If you have an act of gratitude that you would like to share from your region email: We would love to feature it!

Why We Support the Common Core

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 […]

Incorporating Literacy into Your Science Curriculum

By Hilah Barbot, 6th Grade Science Featured Teacher, KIPP New Orleans Being able to read and write well are core skills that students need regardless of the subject they are studying. Four years ago, I introduced the practice of having the students in my 6th grade science class write research papers – just like they will do […]

Collaboration and the Common Core

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 […]

With Much Gratitude: 3 Tips for Teaching Close Reading

By Heidi Fisher, Dean of Instruction, TEAM Academy, a KIPP School Over the past 14 years of my teaching career, “The Bar” for excellent teaching seems to get higher and higher every year. The more I teach, the more I learn that there is so much more out there that I don’t know yet. Over […]

Excellent Teaching On Demand

By Jen Keyte, Teaching and Learning Labs, Instructional Director, KIPP Foundation I often ask veteran KIPP teachers about their advice for teachers who are new to the KIPP Team and Family. Their answers almost always sound something like that of KIPP New Orleans fifth-grade math teacher, and nine-year KIPP veteran, Sally Winchester: “Get in other […]


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