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April 29, 2015

Maximizing the Month of May

By Petra Claflin

It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do during the few weeks left after all the major assessments and evaluative observations are over!  Even though it may be tempting to start winding down, it’s actually the best time to push the limits a little in your planning.  Without the... READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Charter Schools' Latest Innovation: Keeping Teachers Happy

Slate Magazine highlights the topic of teacher satisfaction and how charters schools like YES Prep are tackling the issue. Click here to read the article  READ MORE

April 26, 2015

4 YES Prep Schools Among Top 10 in the City Serving High-Poverty Students!

The 2015 Houton school rankings by nonprofit, Children at Risk, were just released. All four of our qualifying high schools - Southwest, North Central, East End, Southeast - were ranked in the Top 30 high schools in the city! Among schools serving high-poverty populations, our West campus ranked as... READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Some High Schools Following Their Graduates Straight Into College

The Hechinger Report's Erin Einhorn highlights our YES Prep Alumni Association and our efforts to provide consistent support to our graduates after high school. Click here to read more.  READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Effective Tutorials: Going for Depth over Breadth

By Elisa Gibbs and Petra Claflin

When Elisa and I sat down to plan this blog, we couldn’t get around how overwhelming tutorials can be for teachers. On top of planning quality lessons for your classroom every day, the idea of planning tutorial lessons for most of those objectives and then tracking student progress on all of them... READ MORE

April 20, 2015

YES Prep Schools Among Top 2% of High Schools, according to Washington Post Rankings

The Washington Post's Jay Mathews just released his America's Most Challenging High Schools list for 2015. All four of YES Prep's qualifying schools - Southeast, North Central, Southwest, and East End - not only made the list, but rank among the nation's top 2%! Find all the rankings here. READ MORE