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March 31, 2011

KIPP Coming Up Short on Black Boys?

Not the black boys who persist through the charters schools, but those who leave. All the study author is really saying is that black boys have a higher dropout rate, which is not surprising. I still maintain that the elite charters, KIPP, Uncommon Schools, Achievement First, etc., offer the best ...

December 06, 2010

About Chicago's Urban Prep ...

Urban Prep sounds like a huge success story, and I have no doubt it is. But as for their claim of sending 100 percent of their graduates to college, that has to be put in perspective, as Stephanie Banchero does in the Wall Street Journal: At the group's first campus in gang-infested Englewood, 80% ...

November 24, 2010

What Makes Chicago's Urban Prep Work?

Tim King explains in the Hechinger Report.

November 22, 2010

Liberal Skepticism on Black Male Charters

Interesting debate here. If regular public schools were doing 'right' by black males, I could see the merit in their objections. But these urban all-boys charters are turning into lifesavers for black males.

June 28, 2010

More on the Success of Urban Prep

A lot of the critical focus on successful urban charter schools has focused on turnover: as some students drop out are they replaced by better students, thereby inflating the graduation/college-acceptance rates? That comes up with KIPP schools a lot, but also with schools such as Chicago's Urban Pre...

May 27, 2010

A Single-Sex School That Definitely Works

Chicago's urban prep, where only four percent of the boys admitted four years earlier were reading at grade level, is an outstanding example of an urban boys charter school that works. Today, all those young men are headed to college. Excellence Boys Charter School in New York, is another. Study the...

March 08, 2010

Success at All-Boys Charter in Chicago

At Urban Prep, every senior in the school's first graduating class has been accepted into a four-year college. Although the magnitude of the success can't be judged absent a profile of the entering students, the article points to two striking facts: The school is only two years old and only four per...



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