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YES Prep Welcomes 3 New Board Members

YES Prep Public Schools

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.
 

YES Prep Board's Unanimous Resolution to Support Undocumented Students

YES Prep Public Schools

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.

Embracing and Protecting Diversity

Mark DiBella

YES Prep Community,
 
We live in unprecedented times—times that both remind us of the fundamental importance of our mission and that leave many of us deeply concerned about how to best advocate for our students and ourselves. In the midst of this uncertainty, I am reminded of our collective resolve to embrace and protect diversity in order to eliminate educational inequity and advance social justice.
 

TEA's New A - F Accountability System

YES Prep Public Schools

Team,
You may have read or heard about the new state accountability system for public education, based on a new letter grade (A – F) rating scale. I’m writing to you to provide a few of my thoughts about the new system, as well as comment on YES Prep’s performance.
 
Context – Why did the Texas Education Agency (TEA) make this change?