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 Mar. 1, 2021

Inside the Decade-Long Plan to Recruit, Hire and Retain 9,000 Black Educators Across the Country

Across the entire United States, there aren’t nearly enough Black teachers inside classrooms.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, less than 7% of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Mar. 3, 2021

Biden Is Right, We Need Kids to Go Back to School But Not Like Before

On March 13, 2020, when Governor Newsom shut down schools in California including in LAUSD where my son is now a senior, I held my…

By Anya Grottel-Brown

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

There have been some good reasons to close schools over the past year—in the early days of the pandemic, for example, or during major weather…

By Danielle Durbin

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