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May 22, 2015

Lawmakers Should Provide Equal Funding to Public Schools and Public Charter Schools

The Houston Chronicle explores equal state funding for traditional public schools and public charter schools like YES Prep. Click here to read more. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

In My Class, Failure Is Not An Option. It Is A Requirement.

YES Prep teacher, Helen Snodgrass, penned an essay for the Washington Post, explaining why failure is a requirement in her classroom. Click here to read more!  READ MORE

May 13, 2015

Closing out vs. Fading out

By Petra Claflin

If you’ve been supporting and/or evaluating teachers all year long, don’t let that work just fade out as summer approaches.  Make sure you and your teachers get the most out of the year by having a formal close-out conversation.  I was talking recently with one of the instructional coaches at YES... READ MORE

May 12, 2015

YES Prep is Nationally Ranked for the 9th Year Running!

The U.S. News and World Report 2015 Best High Schools list is out and YES Prep is all over it! All four of our qualifying high schools rank in the Top 100 across the country and in the Top 30 among charter schools nationally. And out of 1,869 Texas public high schools, our four high schools are all... READ MORE

May 07, 2015

A Message from Joe Greenberg, Board of Directors Chairman

I am writing to inform you of a transition in the leadership of YES Prep Public Schools.  CEO Jason Bernal has informed the Board of Directors that he will leave his role, effective after the end of this school year, to pursue other opportunities.   Jason’s talent, dedication and leadership over... READ MORE

May 06, 2015

The Cost of Coasting

Summer break is on the horizon and you can feel it in the air at many schools.  In Houston, school is over at the end of May, so teachers and students alike are finding it a little tough to stay focused.  With all of the ‘senioritis,’ kids not doing homework, and minor misbehaviors cropping up, it’... READ MORE