In the President’s FY19 Budget Request, we see both reasons for hope and areas of concern. We are pleased to see that Title I and IDEA are, at a minimum, maintained at their current level of funding, as these programs provide critical support for students from low-income families and students with disabilities. We are also thankful for the $500 million request to grow the Charter Schools Program – especially the Replication and Expansion Grant competition, which will allow for the much-needed expansion of high-quality charter schools with a proven track record of success.
(Houston, TX – November 13, 2017) – YES Prep Public Schools (YES Prep), Houston’s leaders and philanthropic community including Honorary Chairs and long-time YES Prep supporters Laura and John Arnold, along with Event Chairs and Board of Trustee members Lori and Chip Johnson, will honor Founder Chris Barbic on Friday, November 17, at their 20-Years Strong Celebratory Legacy Luncheon at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
HOUSTON, Texas, November 1, 2017 – A groundbreaking new way for families to apply for Pre-K to 12th grade public schools in Houston launches today.
YES Prep CEO Mark DiBella, KIPP-Houston Superintendent, Sehba Ali, and KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg write for the Houston Chronicle about recovering from Harvey.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to YES Prep’s Board of Directors. They bring tremendous experience as leaders in business and law and demonstrate a commitment to education. With their addition to our Board, we are confident that we will continue to lead Houston forward and fulfill our goal of quadrupling the number of YES Prep college-ready graduates by 2020. Read more about each of them below.
This morning, the YES Prep Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution in support of our undocumented and immigrant students. As you know, last week the Trump administration announced the end of DACA. In light of that disappointing decision, one that has caused heightened fear and anxiety for many of our students, families, and teammates, the attached resolution both recognizes our ongoing commitment to our undocumented and immigrant students and establishes a clear commitment to how we will fight for permanent protections moving forward.
To our families, students, alumni, and teammates: YES Prep stands with you.
On Monday, August 14, teachers at YES Prep Public Schools’ 17th campus – YES Prep Northline — welcomed 157 sixth-grade students.