Below is the latest news from KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. 


KIPP in the News

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: Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carstarphen; Delta Air Lines CEO, Richard Anderson; Atlanta Falcons Center, Peter Konz; Georgia Institute of Technology President, G.P. "Bud" Peterson; actress and producer, Terri Vaughn; and WSB-TV/Channel 2 Director of Editorials & Public Affairs, Jocelyn Dorsey.
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

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 
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

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

Students Compete Against Celebrities in School Fundraiser
AJC | March 14, 2014

KIPP STRIVE Competes for Science Lab
AJC | December 16, 2013

Atlanta Students Suprised with Art Supplies
AJC | November 15, 2013

Atlanta Schools Listed for Achievement or Struggles
AJC | November 14, 2013

10 Atlanta Educators get $7,500 Awards
AJC | November 8, 2014

KIPP High School Tries to Get Back Stolen Tablets
AJC | October 25, 2013

KaBOOM! Builds a Playground for KIPP WAYS Academy
CBS Atlanta | October 17, 2013

Education Summit Addresses Student Preparation
WABE |October 3, 2013

Superintendent to Visit Atlanta Area Schools of Excellence
AJC | September 5, 2013

West End Participates in Book Festival
Cascade Patch | September 1, 2013

Students Release Historical Fiction Stories at Decatur Book Festival
AJC | August 29, 2013

Students Will Learn About Money at New Discovery Center
AJC | August 20,2013

KIPP STRIVE Primary Opens New Building
AJC | August 20, 2013

Students Write Historical Fiction about Racial Conflicts
AJC | March 15, 2013

Mathematica 2013 Study
Huffington Post | February 27, 2013

Biggest Study Ever Finds KIPP Gains Substantial
Washington Post | February 27, 2013

KIPP Schools Boost Academic Performance Study Finds
Education Week | February 27, 2013

KIPP Charter Group Wins Grant to Collaborate with APS
AJC | October 31, 2012

KIPP Metro Atlanta Receives Federal Collaboration Grant
Atlanta Daily World | October 30, 2012

Data Reveals Disparity
AJC | October 12, 2012

11Alive Coverage of KIPP WAYS Academy Vigil for Demiya Griffin 
WXIA | September 25, 2012

CBS News Atlanta Coverage of KIPP WAYS Academy Vigil for DeMiya Griffin
WGCL | September 24, 2012

Fox New Atlanta Coverage of KIPP WAYS Academy Vigil for DeMiya Griffin
Fox 5 | September 24, 2012

KIPP STRIVE Academy featured as one of Scoutmob's Six Truly Awesome Nonprofits in Atlanta
Scoutmob | August 15th, 2012

KIPP Partnership with Morehouse College and Spelman College
AJC | April 26th, 2012

KIPP STRIVE Academy's Founding Principal, Ed Chang, on CNN's "I am America" series
CNN | February 20th, 2012

KIPP Metro Atlanta Launching its First Elementary School
Atlanta Business Chronicle | January 27, 2012

KIPP STRIVE Primary Featured in West End Newsletter
West End Newsletter |  December 2011

David Jernigan Awarded 40 under 40 Honor by Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta Business Chronicle  |  November 11, 2011

David Jernigan Receives Distinguished Young Alumni Award from University of North Carolina
UNC General Alumni Association  |  November 7, 2011

Atlanta Business Chronicle - Help KIPP Serve More Students in Atlanta
By Barry Berlin | October 7, 2011