While picking up their students, they noted how teachers give out their phone numbers so they can answer homework or other questions at night, and the school has longer hours and occasional Saturday sessions with topics such as how parents can help their children with their schoolwork.And,
Melissa Brown, who has a fifth-grader and twin kindergartners at the school, said her children have been mostly in charter and private schools because she has reservations about Camden's traditional schools. She said she was glad to be in the attendance zone for the KIPP school. So far, she said, she's impressed.From NJ Spotlight:
"They call back and they do what they say they're going to do," Brown said.
Students in purple KIPP Cooper Norcross T-shirts filed in and let out raucous cheers:Yesterday in New York City, Mayor de Blasio described his plans to improve educational equity for low-income students through a series of small incremental changes. In contrast, Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard) and renaissance operators are partnering on substantive changes that reflect the urgency of impoverished parents whose children, right at this moment, are relegated to chronically-failing schools.
“You’ve got to Read, Baby, Read! You’ve got to Read, Baby, Read! The more you read, the more you know Knowledge is power, power is freedom and I want it!”
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