The Answer

August 21, 2015

​Ensuring That All Means ALL: Diversity initiatives at YES Prep Public Schools

By Natalie Lund

According to data released last month by the Department of Education, students of color and those with disabilities face suspensions and expulsions at rates higher than their white counterparts. At the Kickoff, Superintendent Mark DiBella asked all YES Prep team members to consider discrepancies in... READ MORE

August 20, 2015

"Forging a Path": YES Prep Northbrook High School opens in Spring Branch ISD

By Natalie Lund

The Houston Chronicle spotlights YES Prep Northbrook High School and the SKY Partnership as they begin the school year at Northbrook High School. Read the story here! Want to teach at a charter school in Texas? Apply here!   READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Ready, Set, School!: The transformation of YES Prep's newest campus

By Natalie Lund

On August 11, nearly 240 6th graders climbed off buses and filed into a 170,000 square-foot warehouse. Many of the students’ parents recalled when the building was a furniture store or a market, but, on the first day of school, there were no vestiges of the building's former lives. It was a school... READ MORE

August 05, 2015

Kickoff Review: All Means All

By Natalie Lund

YES Prep kicked off the 2015-2016 school year at the Bayou City Events Center on August 4, 2015. Over 1,000 staff members gathered to celebrate achievements, connect as colleagues, and align with a common vision: ALL means ALL.  In his opening remarks, Superintendent Mark DiBella asked staff to... READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Teaching Excellence Welcomes New Teachers

By Natalie Lund

157 first year teachers began their YES careers with Teaching Excellence Induction from July 13-24. Teaching Excellence, a first year teacher development and certification program, provides rigorous and relevant training and individualized support for new teachers at YES Prep, KIPP Houston, and... READ MORE

July 24, 2015

YES Teachers Learn Relationship Skills with FuelEd

By Natalie Lund

Houston Public Media interviewed YES teachers who attended FuelEd's training workshop. At FuelEd, educators learn social and emotional skills, so that they can more effectively teach those skills to students. Click here to listen to the story. READ MORE