Overcoming the Odds: Getting Every Student to College (YES Prep Shares Its Success Story)
YES Prep Public Schools is a system of 11 secondary schools in Houston, where 95 percent of the students are Hispanic or African-American; 80 percent are from low-income families; and more than 90 percent will be the first generation in their families to go to college. Defying the odds, 100 percent of YES seniors are accepted into a four-year college.
YES Prep won the 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, after a panel of national education experts named YES Prep the best among the nation’s 20 largest urban charter-management organizations in closing achievement gaps, graduating its students, and preparing them for college.
YES recently launched an innovative partnership with neighboring Aldine Independent School District. What started as an opportunity to share excess classroom space with the growing YES network, has become a genuine partnership between traditional and charter school educators.
Join a webinar discussion on June 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, as YES Prep president Jason Bernal, Aldine Superintendent Wanda Bamberg and national education researcher Shelley Billig discuss YES Prep’s success and the strategies behind their new partnership with Aldine Independent School District.
Wanda Bamberg, Ed.D., superintendent of schools, Aldine Independent School District, Texas
Jason Bernal, president, YES Prep Public Schools, Texas
Shelley H. Billig, Ph.D., vice president, RMC Research Corporation
This webinar will be moderated by Veronica Davey of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
Register now for this free live webinar.
Webinar Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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