Below is the latest local and national news from KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. 

Note: If you are a journalist or a member of the media and have an inquiry, please email Katie Mock(link sends e-mail), Communications Manager for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, or call 404-924-6310 x2.

KIPP in the News

STE(a)M Truck Brings Mobile Laboratory to Atlanta Schools
Highlights: Students at KIPP WAYS Academy had the chance to participate in innovative technology and engineering projects due to a partnership with the STE(a)M Truck.
WABE | December 17, 2015

Making the Grade: Atlanta School Pushes Kids to Strive
Highlights: A profile of KIPP STRIVE Academy, a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, and school leader Christy Harris.
AJC | December 1, 2015

Deal Awards Five Georgia Teachers for Classroom Innovations
Highlights: KIPP South Fulton Academy fifth-grade teacher Danielle LeePow was one of just five Georgia teachers who won the state's Innovation in Teaching Competition.
AJC | November 23, 2015

Atlanta Public Schools Employees to Be Honored Thursday
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Primary School Assistant Principal Lakeesha Ramdhanie was named Atlanta Public Schools' "Assistant Principal of the Year."
Neighborhood Newspapers | October 28, 2015

Three Metro Schools Gain National Academic Honor
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, one of just 285 public schools across the nation to receive the prestigious honor.
AJC | September 29, 2015

KIPP's Explosive Growth Came with Slight Dip in Performance, Study Says
Highlights: A new study from Mathematica shows that KIPP, the nation's largest network of public charter schools, signficantly improves the academic performance of its elementary and middle school students.
Washington Post | September 19, 2015

Can Grit Be Taught?
Highlights: Anderson Cooper 360 looks at a new version of the psychology study "The Marshmallow Test" and how it can measure a person's grit. KIPP's character work is featured in the segment, including an interview with KIPP Co-Founder Dave Levin.
CNN | July 10, 2015

APS: 17 Seniors Named 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars
Highlights: A KIPP Atlanta Collegiate student, Angelo Matos, is one of just 17 seniors from across Atlanta Public Schools who has received the selective Gates Millennium scholarship. Nationally, 1,000 students were selected from the more than 50,000 seniors who applied for the lucrative scholarship.
CBS Atlanta | April 30, 2015

KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Pays Tribute to Track Legend Jesse Owens with Mural
Highlights: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools officially unveiled the Jesse Owens mural completed by KIPP STRIVE Primary art teacher Eric Mack, and students from three local KIPP schools.
Rolling Out | April 22, 2015

KIPP Atlanta Students Honor Jesse Owens' Legacy
Highlights: Students at KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools honored the legacy of Olympic track start Jesse Owens with a new mural at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.
11Alive | April 22, 2015

KIPP Students and Teacher Interviewed on The Weather Channel
Highlights: Ahead of the official unveiling of a new mural at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, the KIPP artists were interviewed on America's Morning Headquarters with Sam Champion, who provided them with a forecast.
The Weather Channel | April 21, 2015

KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Raise $940,000 via Jeff Foxworthy Led Game Show
Highlights: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools raised $940,000 for its scholarship endowment, more than quadrupled the total raised at last year's event.
AJC | March 22, 2015

Third Annual "Are You Smarter Than A KIPPster?" Fundraiser on March 19
Highlights: Jeff Foxworthy will emcee the third-annual fundraiser game show that will pit six KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' students against six local celebrities.
AJC | March 9, 2015

Ellen DeGeneres Surprises Atlanta Teacher
Highlights: KIPP Atlanta Collegiate teacher Antoinette Nelson caught Ellen's attention because she often incorporates clips from The Ellen DeGeneres Show into her lessons.
11Alive | February 4, 2015

South Fulton Schools Beat State, County CCRPI Scores
Highlights: KIPP South Fulton Academy was one of just eight south Fulton schools to beat state and county scores on the 2013-14 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI).
South Fulton Neighbor | January 21, 2015

GCSA Names 2015 Charter Teacher & Charter School Leader of the Year
Highlight: KIPP South Fulton Academy Math teacher Brandom Jones was named the 2015 Charter School Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Charter Schools Association.
Georgia Charter Schools Association Press Release | January 12, 2015

Gov. Deal Announces New Education Advisory Board Members
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy teacher Jennifer Freeman was just one of 14 teachers selected to serve on the governor's new Education Advisory Board.
WTOC | December 2, 2014

Self-Control, Delaying Rewards Enhance Chances of Success
Highlights: Students at KIPP schools learn how to focus on character development, college preparation skills, and positive expectations, all of which have been shown to improve their chances of success in life.
Atlanta Business Chronicle | November 14, 2014

Giving Thanks for Atlanta-Area Educators
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy teacher Johanna Mitchell was one of a handful of local educators recognized for her efforts on behalf of students.
Best Self Atlanta Magazine | November 2014

Transforming the Way Students Learn in Atlanta
Highlights: This short video features interviews with two KIPP WAYS Academy staff members discussing the school's STEM program.
Chevron | October 29, 2014

Georgia Department of Education Announces 2014 Reward Schools
Highlights: KIPP South Fulton Academy and KIPP STRIVE Academy were named "Highest-Performing Schools," and KIPP Vision Academy was named a "Highest-Progress School."
GA DOE Press Release | September 2014

Local Nonprofit Honors Atlanta Public Schools Educators
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy teachers Jennifer Freeman and Celeste McNeil were both recognized by the Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education.
Northside Neighborhood | September 26, 2014

APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen Names Number Two
Highlights: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' Executive Director David Jernigan will become the new deputy superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools.
AJC | July 10, 2014

Atlanta School Chief Turns to KIPP Charter School Network to Hire Her New Deputy
Highlights: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' Executive Director David Jernigan will become the new deputy superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools.
AJC | July 10, 2014

Atlanta KIPP Students Working in Summer Internships
Highlights: Students from KIPP Atlanta Collegiate secured summer internships as part of a college and career readiness initiative with Accenture.
AJC | July 10, 2014

Georgia's "Master Teachers" Announced
Highlights: A KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' teacher was one of two dozen recognized as "Master Teachers" by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
AJC | June 6, 2014

Atlanta's KIPP STRIVE Academy Wins $25K for Science Lab
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy won a national contest sponsored by FedEx for $25,000 worth of supplies for a new science lab.
AJC | April 28, 2014

Atlanta Schools Improve on State Assessments
Highlights: According to Georgia's College and Career-Readiness Performance Index, KIPP STRIVE Academy is the top-performing middle school in Atlanta Public Schools.
AJC | April 21, 2014

50,000 Books to be Given Away
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy was selected as the location for Better World Books to distribute 50,000 books to communities in need.
AJC | April 16, 2014

Judge Hatchett, Kevin Gillespie Help Raise $210K for KIPP Schools
Highlights: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' second annual "Are You Smarter Than A KIPPster?" fundraiser raised $210,000 with the help of local celebrities.
AJC | April 11, 2014

KIPP is Helping its Graduates Get Through College
Highlights: Under new partnerships, colleges agree to make college affordable for KIPP students and provide guidance and resources.
The Washington Post | March 26, 201

Students Compete Against Celebrities in School Fundraiser
Highlights: Channel 2 Action News anchor John Bachman will emcee this second-annual fundraiser game show that will pit KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' students against local celebrities.
AJC | March 14, 2014

Atlanta's KIPP STRIVE Competes for Science Lab
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy was named as one of five national finalists for a $25,000 prize through a FedEx contest that will provide the winning school with a new science lab.
AJC | December 16, 2013

Atlanta Students Suprised with Art Supplies
Highlights: In honor of America Recycles Day, KIPP STRIVE Primary received a surprise donation of new and gently used art supplies from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
AJC | November 15, 2013

Atlanta Schools Listed for Achievement or Struggles
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy was just one of seven Atlanta city schools recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for its high academic performance.
AJC | November 14, 2013

10 Atlanta Educators get $7,500 Awards
Highlights: A KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools principal and teacher were among the ten Atlanta educators surprised with prizes of $7,500 each from the Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education.
AJC | November 8, 2013

KIPP High School Tries to Get Back Stolen Tablets
Highlights: KIPP Atlanta Collegiate is requesting information about the 119 iPads recently stolen from its campus. GPS tracking information installed in the iPads has identified some of their current locations as far away as southeast Asia.
AJC | October 25, 2013

Education Summit Addresses Student Preparation
Highlights: As members of Georgia's business and education community gather for a summit in Atlanta to discuss how to best prepare students for college and careers, reporter Martha Dalton shares how KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools helps their students with this matter.
WABE | October 3, 2013

Superintendent to Visit Atlanta Area Schools of Excellence
Highlights: State School Superintendent John Barge will visit KIPP STRIVE Academy and two other Atlanta-area schools that have been recognized as 2012 Georgia Schools of Excellence.
AJC | September 5, 2013

West End Participates in the Decatur Book Festival
Highlights: The Wren's Nest will be at the Decatur Book Festival for the launch party of a book written entirely by students at KIPP STRIVE Academy.
Cascade Patch | September 1, 2013

Students Release Historical Fiction Stories at Decatur Book Festival
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy students will release a book of historical fiction stories about seminal moments in civil rights history.
AJC | August 29, 2013

Students Will Learn About Money at New Discovery Center
Highlights: A KIPP WAYS Academy student helps Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, cut the ribbon for the official openinig of the Junior Achievement's Chick-fil-A Discovery Center.
AJC | August 20,2013

KIPP STRIVE Primary Opens New Building
Highlights: The grand opening of KIPP STRIVE Primary's new building was held as 200 students begin their school year.
AJC | August 20, 2013

Students Write Historical Fiction Book about Racial Conflict
Highlights: Students at KIPP STRIVE Academy are working with The Wren's Nest to publish a book of historical fiction short stories about the Civil Rights Movement.
AJC | March 15, 2013

Mathematica 2013 Study: KIPP Charter School Students Outperform Public School Peers
Highlights: A new Mathematica study shows that, compared to traditional public schools, KIPP provides a significant learning boost to middle school students in multiple subjects.
Huffington Post | February 27, 2013

Biggest Study Ever Says KIPP Gains Substantial
Highlights: Mathmetica Policy Research released its five-year investigation of 43 KIPP schools, the largest study of any charter school network. The findings shows that "the average impact of KIPP on student achievement is positive, statistically significant, and educationally substantial."
Washington Post | February 27, 2013

KIPP Schools Boost Academic Performance Study Finds
Highlights: A new report finds that students in KIPP charter schools experience significantly greater learning gains in math, reading, science, and social studies than do their peers in traditional public schools.
Education Week | February 27, 2013

Colleges Agree to Recruit KIPP Alumni
Highlights: Twenty college and universities, including some of the nation's most prestigious, have pledged in the past year to recruit more KIPP students.
The Washington Post | November 26, 2012

KIPP Charter Group Wins Grant to Collaborate with APS
Highlights: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools was one of seven charter networks in the nation awarded a federal collaboration grant.
AJC | October 31, 2012

KIPP and BEST Schools Get Federal Grant
Highlights: KIPP and BEST Academy have received a federal grant for $160,000 in order to partner to implement strategies for improving student achievement.
Atlanta Daily World | October 30, 2012

New APS Data Reveals Schools' Disparity
Highlights: New data shows that four of APS' top middle schools are charters, including two KIPP schools, where students are learning 12 months or more of material is a typical academic year.
AJC | October 12, 2012

Two Atlanta Colleges to Partner with Charter Schools
Highlights: The KIPP Foundation announces a new national partnership with Morehouse College and Spelman College.
AJC | April 26th, 2012

I Am America: Job Change Spurs Passion
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Academy's Founding Principal Ed Chang is featured on CNN's "I Am America" Series.
CNN | February 20th, 2012

KIPP Launching its First ATL Elementary School
Highlights: KIPP has already raised $8.5 million of its $10 million capital campaign to build KIPP STRIVE Primary, its first elementary school in Atlanta.
Atlanta Business Chronicle | January 27, 2012

Primary Education Options Surge in West End
Highlights: KIPP STRIVE Primary will open in West End in July 2012 under the leadership of experienced educator Mini'imah Shaheed.
West End Newsletter |  December 2011

40 Under 40 - Atlanta's Rising Business and Community Leaders
Highlights: David Jernigan, founder and executive director of KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, was recognized as part of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's annual "40 Under 40" awards.
Atlanta Business Chronicle  |  November 11, 2011

Help KIPP Serve More Students in Atlanta
Highlights: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Board Member Barry Berlin shared why he and the Kendeda Fund support KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and urges more people to do the same.
Atlanta Business Chronicle | October 7, 2011

The Time to Learn: KIPP Schools Show What a Longer School Day Offers
Highlights: A new report documents that KIPP students outperform their counterparts in traditional public schools, and one reason KIPP students learn more is because they are in school more.
The Washington Post | July 20, 2010

Knowledge is Power Program Shown as Urban Triumph
Highlights: KIPP's rise is the subject of Work Hard. Be Nice, a new book by Washington Post education columnist and longtime reporter Jay Mathews, who spent two years visting 31 KIPP schools.
USA Today | February 11, 2009