Ryan E. Hill

Guest Blogger

Chief Executive Officer, KIPP New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey

Ryan Hill is the founder and chief executive officer of KIPP New Jersey (formerly TEAM Schools), a network of public charter schools in Newark and Camden, New Jersey. KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Hill was the winner of the New Schools Venture Fund Impact Award, the Bank of America Local Heroes Award, and was named one of 11 New Jerseyans to watch by the Newark Star-Ledger. In 2015 he received the Delbarton School Distinguished Educator Award and in 2016, was named to the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship.

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Posted Aug. 8, 2018

This School Year Let’s Treat Our Teachers Like Celebrities

My father was a high school teacher for 30 years. My earliest memories are of him returning home in the…

By Ryan E. Hill

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Posted Dec. 5, 2018

What Oklahoma Teachers Can Learn From the Montgomery Bus Boycott

On this day in Montgomery, Alabama, 63 years ago, Black people strategically rebelled against one of White supremacy’s ‘systems.’ That day, Black folks got into…

By Nehemiah Frank

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Posted Nov. 29, 2018

I’m a DACA Recipient and a First-Generation College Graduate and I’m Nervous About What’s Next

It’s a day I’ll never forget: September 5, 2017, the first day of my senior year at NYU. It was the day the Trump administration…

By Mayra Gonzalez Menjivar

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Posted Nov. 30, 2018

If We Want to Retain and Recruit Teachers, We Have to Walk It Like We Talk It

I have attended a lot of educator conferences this year. A common theme I heard over and over again is the challenge of teacher shortages.…

By Kelisa Wing

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