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Posted Apr. 26, 2017
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I Was So Afraid to Hit Submit on My College Application Because That Meant Leaving Home

One of the hardest things I’ve had to do was to hit the submit button on my application to Spelman because that means leaving home.…

By Deja Bean-Hines

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Posted Apr. 24, 2017
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I Was Born in a Refugee Camp in Kenya and Now I’ll Be the First in My Family to Attend College

This post is part of a series of posts celebrating students who are making it to and through college with the support of the KIPP…

By Hawo Ibrahim

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Posted Apr. 24, 2017
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I Do More Before 9 a.m. Than Most People All Day. I’m a KIPP College Counselor.

This post is part of a series of posts celebrating students who are making it to and through college with the support of the KIPP…

By Roneshia Ray

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Posted Apr. 21, 2017
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I’m Only 17 and I’ve Got So Much More to Do

This post is part of a series of posts celebrating students who are making it to and through college with the support of the KIPP…

By Quincy Jones

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Posted Apr. 19, 2017
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How Growing Up on the Hospital’s Fifth Floor Prepared Me for College

It was not easy growing up in a hospital. I was born around the time when my 13-year-old brother was referred to Children’s Hospital Los…

By Andrea Ramirez

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Posted Apr. 17, 2017
First Lady Michelle Obama joins members of the First Lady's staff for a group photo on the South Lawn of the White House, May 1, 2015. They are wearing their college apparel in support of National College Signing Day and the “Reach Higher” initiative. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Michelle Obama Isn’t in the White House But She’s Still on for #CollegeSigningDay

There’s nothing quite like walking around with former First Lady Michelle Obama when she’s meeting students for the first time. I’ve seen her stroll across…

By Eric Waldo

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Posted Apr. 17, 2017
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It’s Bigger Than Teaching, It’s Love: How KIPP Is Getting Students To and Through College

KIPP Through College addresses the seemingly small, often overlooked hardships that can derail low-income, first-generation college students.…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Apr. 13, 2017
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The White House’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Community Service Programs Will Leave Students Behind

The current budget proposal the White House has submitted to Congress eliminates funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency…

By Christine Poorman, Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Posted Apr. 13, 2017
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From Being Told ‘I’m Just Not Smart Enough’ to Becoming a Student at Berkeley

“I could never make it there,” they said. “I am just not smart enough,” they explained. Those were some of the comments I received in…

By Viviana Martin-Gonzalez

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Posted Apr. 4, 2017
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I’m Becoming a Doctor So I Can Go Back Home and Serve the Navajo Nation

I’m wrapping up my first year of medical school and while it’s been pretty hard, it’s all going to be worth it when I can…

By Trey Begaye

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Posted Apr. 17, 2017
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It’s Bigger Than Teaching, It’s Love: How KIPP Is Getting Students To and Through College

KIPP Through College addresses the seemingly small, often overlooked hardships that can derail low-income, first-generation college students.…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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A Candid Convo With a Chicago Principal Who Says Black Boys Learn Best When Success Looks Like Them

Christopher Goins is the founding principal of Butler College Prep, a four-year-old charter high school on the far South Side of Chicago with a student…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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This Parent-Friendly Tool for Checking School Grades Could Go National

Do your kids go to a good school? “Good” depends on who you ask, of course, but if you’re interested in knowing how well a…

By Lane Wright

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