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!

10 Highlights from 2016

Happy new year! Keeping up with our annual tradition, KIPP CEO Richard Barth shares some highlights from 2016 and thoughts on where we are as a team and family.

Why We Don’t Want 100% College Acceptance

By Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Foundation “Match Matters.” We say that a lot at KIPP. It’s something we have really come to appreciate, particularly in the last several years of helping our kids get to, and all the way through college. Research, combined with our own students’ experiences have taught us how important […]

First year teachers: Pause. And just keep swimming.

By Sarah Elizabeth Gonzales, First Grade Teacher, KIPP Austin Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming. I found myself tweeting this a few weeks ago when I was feeling what every teacher feels during certain points of the school year: PRESSURE! The pressure to do everything you can to make sure that every child […]

On Being Both the Teacher and the Student

By Sarah Elizabeth Gonzales, Kindergarten Teacher, KIPP Austin I am sure that many of you KIPPsters (teachers, parents, students, administrators) out there are well aware of your school’s mission and have it ingrained in your memory. I know I do. “KIPP Austin will empower under-served students to strengthen the academic skills, intellectual habits and character […]


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