YES Prep CEO, Mark DiBella, writes at The 74:
Along with other CMOs and innovative school districts, YES Prep has joined the United for College Success Coalition. As a member of UFCSC, we have agreed to track college completion by ninth-grade cohorts — rather than by the 12th-grade class. We feel that tracking data this way will paint a clearer picture of how we are serving our students in the long term. It’s also more consistent with our core value to eliminate educational inequity to advance social justice, our revised approach to student behavior, and the promise we share with families: If you choose YES, we will never unchoose you.