The Education Trust released a case study on YES Prep Southwest and Alhambra High School in Los Angeles County, which highlights the schools' exemplary track records of creating access and ensuring success on exams for low-income students.
On May 17, 807 seniors walked across the stage to announce their college decisions. Thanks to the hard work of these students, their teachers, administrators, and families, seniors received 3,907 acceptances. Relive the spirit and excitement of that incredible day!
High school students to educators on Saturday:
To curb disruptive behavior and boost student engagement, break away from traditional disciplinary approach and focus on emotional intelligence, relationships
The Houston Chronicle featured YES Prep East End's girls' basketball coach, Martin Rather, for preparing his student-athletes for college.
"We need federal support for all schools, for all kids, not just kids in 'choice' schools," said Charter School CEOs in a joint statement published in USA Today. The article was written in response to the "skinny budget" the White House released earlier this month, which offered $168 million in new funds for charter schools but also cut critical programs impacting all public schools such as Pell Grants and AmeriCorps.
The Texas Tribune talks with YES Prep CEO Mark DiBella about facilities funding for public charter schools.
“Honestly, I think the lack of knowledge ... hurts our efforts a ton,” DiBella said. “Last session, I testified to the House Education Committee specifically related to facilities funding, and members of the House committee did not fully understand that charter schools are public schools.”
In the midst of the uncertain times in which we live, I am reminded of our collective resolve to embrace and protect diversity in order to eliminate educational inequity and advance social justice. Preserving the privacy and safety of students, families, and staff is a top priority at YES Prep and one way that we create safe and nurturing schools for ALL of our students.