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Urban Prep Academy

100 Percent Of Seniors At Chicago School Admitted To College For 7th Year In A Row

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices

For the seventh consecutive year, Urban Prep Charter Academy is keeping it one hundred. Every senior at the predominantly black, all-boys charter sch...

Why My Charter School Needs a Union

David S. Woo | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education
David S. Woo

The questions we're asking go beyond Urban Prep's specific practices. This is about the ethics and fiscal responsibility of Urban Prep and all charter schools.

Union Rights Are Fundamental to Mission of Public Schools

Brian D. Harris | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Brian D. Harris

Our public institutions are strengthened, not weakened, when workers exercise their rights. I wish executives could see that a voice at work for educators fortifies the school, bringing the intellectual assets of teachers and staff to school decision-making.

4 Years In A Row: 100 Percent Of School's Graduates College-Bound

Posted 03.29.2013 | Chicago

For a remarkable fourth consecutive year, all 167 seniors at Urban Prep Academies schools have been accepted at four-year colleges or universities thi...

School Sends ALL Graduates To College For 3rd Straight Year

Posted 03.30.2012 | Chicago

For the third year running, an all-male charter school with students from Chicago's roughest neighborhoods is sending its entire senior class to colle...

WATCH: Students At Urban Prep Targeted By Gangs, Parents Demand Protection

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The parents of students at a West Side preparatory school are demanding heightened protection, claiming their children are being targeted and terroriz...

Educating Beyond Poverty

Tim King | Posted 06.20.2011 | Education
Tim King

We credit our ability to keep significantly more students than other schools to our engaging and unique positive school culture.

Urban Prep 'Signing Day' Celebrates 100% Graduation Rate At All-Black High School

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Borrowing from a longstanding sports tradition, Englewood's Urban Prep Academy for Young Men held a signing day today for its 107 seniors -- all of wh...