I struggled all weekend and all Monday thinking about what to write in response to Friday's events. When it comes down to it, there just aren’t any words that can give us the full assurance that we need, that we deeply crave. Similarly, I spent the weekend talking through Friday’s horrific murders with my two children who have questions for which I don’t have answers. They are justly concerned about their safety and the safety of their friends and teachers.
All eight of our qualifying high schools earned gold medals from the U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best High Schools list. Our newest schools to qualify, YES Prep Brays Oaks and West, earned gold the first year they were eligible.
[Houston, TX]- Students at YES Prep Gulfton will soon have access to computer science courses that will give them an advantage in their education and future careers. The opportunity is made possible through a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and Project Lead The Way (PLTW). YES Prep Gulfton is one of 72 schools across the country receiving part of a $3 million grant provided by the Verizon Foundation for implementation of PLTW computer science curriculum.
The National Council on Teacher Quality, an independent nonprofit organization, recently declared YES Prep's Teaching Excellence one of the best in the nation.
We are pleased to announce the first-ever alumna to be appointed to the YES Prep’s Board of Directors, Luly Castillo. Castillo graduated in 2001 and brings tremendous experience as a leader in the oil and gas industry. With her 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 Castillo's full bio below.
$790,000 grant will enable YES Prep Public Schools to train and support more than 600 educators for both public charter and district schools
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.