Monday, September 15, 2014

Rise Academy

From a friend at the wonderful RISE Academy in Newark (a KIPP school):


Although the education reform movement, and charter schools in particular, are often criticized for being too test-prep focused, failing to educate the "whole child", and ignoring things like sports and the arts, Rise Academy, a KIPP middle school in Newark, NJ enrolls more than 65% of their students in a diverse range of more than 25 extracurricular activities, from golf to ballet, that keep them safe, healthy, and engaged in continuous learning.  Rise Academy not only provides these exceptional extracurricular programs to their students, but is also one of the top-performing middle schools academically in the KIPP network year after year.  For more information about the extended learning programs at Rise Academy, or to get involved, follow this link:

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