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    Urban Prep: 100 Percent Of Graduates College-Bound For Second Straight Year



    For the second year in a row, an all-male charter school with students from the city's worst neighborhoods is sending its entire senior class to college.

    Urban Prep Charter Academy was founded in 2006, and its goal from the start was for every one of its graduates to be attending college when they left. It was an unlikely mission, given that only four percent of the school's first freshman class was reading at grade level when they entered.

    Last year, the school, founded by educator and nonprofit leader Tim King, did just that -- all 107 graduating seniors were accepted at the end of the year. And this year, Urban Prep has repeated its success.

    "No other public [school] in the country has done this," King said, according to NBC.

    And some Chicago bigwigs were on hand to celebrate the result, including Alderman Willie Cochran, Treasurer Stephanie Neely and outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley.

    "When you are accepted, there are no excuses," Mayor Daley, said. "They said we believe in you. ... We are going to make you independent."

    Students at the exceptional all-male school have a uniform of jacket and tie. It also has a school day two hours longer than usual, with two classes per day of English, and every student is assigned a mentor from the staff who has a school-assigned cell phone that students can call them on 24 hours a day. About 60 percent of teachers at Urban Prep are, like their students, black men.

    The students also have a creed, which they recite every morning. It finishes: "We believe in ourselves. We believe in each other. We believe in Urban Prep. WE BELIEVE."

    Wednesday's news just confirms that they have every reason to do so.

    Urban Prep: 100 Percent Of Graduates College-Bound For Second Straight Year

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    only four percent of the school's first freshman class was reading at grade level
    What does this mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steupz View Post
    What does this mean?
    It means that 96% of the freshman class did not have the reading skills that freshmen (9th graders) are supposed to possess. All were sub-par except for 4% of the students. It means that a lot of hardwork and dedication on the part of the faculty, students and parents brought these young men to the this point. It's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    Urban Prep: 100 Percent Of Graduates College-Bound For Second Straight Year



    For the second year in a row, an all-male charter school with students from the city's worst neighborhoods is sending its entire senior class to college.

    Urban Prep Charter Academy was founded in 2006, and its goal from the start was for every one of its graduates to be attending college when they left. It was an unlikely mission, given that only four percent of the school's first freshman class was reading at grade level when they entered.

    Last year, the school, founded by educator and nonprofit leader Tim King, did just that -- all 107 graduating seniors were accepted at the end of the year. And this year, Urban Prep has repeated its success.

    "No other public [school] in the country has done this," King said, according to NBC.

    And some Chicago bigwigs were on hand to celebrate the result, including Alderman Willie Cochran, Treasurer Stephanie Neely and outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley.

    "When you are accepted, there are no excuses," Mayor Daley, said. "They said we believe in you. ... We are going to make you independent."

    Students at the exceptional all-male school have a uniform of jacket and tie. It also has a school day two hours longer than usual, with two classes per day of English, and every student is assigned a mentor from the staff who has a school-assigned cell phone that students can call them on 24 hours a day. About 60 percent of teachers at Urban Prep are, like their students, black men.

    The students also have a creed, which they recite every morning. It finishes: "We believe in ourselves. We believe in each other. We believe in Urban Prep. WE BELIEVE."

    Wednesday's news just confirms that they have every reason to do so.

    Urban Prep: 100 Percent Of Graduates College-Bound For Second Straight Year
    dont...dont...dont dont...dont believe the hype

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras_Apache View Post
    dont...dont...dont dont...dont believe the hype
    Oh boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras_Apache View Post
    dont...dont...dont dont...dont believe the hype
    why do you say that?

    even if they some are going to community college that is still an accomplishment
    you ALL AGREE with my opinion, which is why NONE of you ever EFFECTIVELY DISPUTE IT

    you ONLY have faith in the WOMEN'S ability to ELEVATE which is why you only FOCUS ON WOMEN...you ALL have long given up on Black men

    you just don't have the BALLS to OVERTLY AGREE....rather just do it INDIRECTLY

    weak men only can deal with weaker women

    in the presence of strength you diminish...

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    Here is the school's website:

    Welcome to Urban Prep

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    NBC Black History Month 2011 Commercial Featuring Urban Prep Students


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    more info is needed. stats like these are normally skewed.

    for example: how many freshman did the school take in -vs- how many of those graduated?

    were the incoming freshman screened first or was it just a random draw of kids that were accepted?

    a more impressive stat would be if 100% of the freshman that the school took in graduated and went to college. that is 2 very different things.

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    So what's the consequence of this?

    Are they creating more schools like this? Are they on a drive to recruit more male teachers?
    And on an unrelated note, how da heck did Obama win the Election when his area is so bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras_Apache View Post
    more info is needed. stats like these are normally skewed.

    for example: how many freshman did the school take in -vs- how many of those graduated?

    were the incoming freshman screened first or was it just a random draw of kids that were accepted?

    a more impressive stat would be if 100% of the freshman that the school took in graduated and went to college. that is 2 very different things.
    Read about them and find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steupz View Post
    So what's the consequence of this?

    Are they creating more schools like this? Are they on a drive to recruit more male teachers?
    And on an unrelated note, how da heck did Obama win the Election when his area is so bad?
    Well, 104 'black' men are college-bound.

    Hopefully more of these schools will set up across the country.

    60% black male teachers is a good amount. Are you implying that they need to recruit more?

    LOL@ your Obama question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    Read about them and find out.
    i did. all i could find out so far was that acceptance is via lottery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras_Apache View Post
    i did. all i could find out so far was that acceptance is via lottery.
    Well then that answers one of your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    Well, 104 'black' men are college-bound.

    Hopefully more of these schools will set up across the country.

    60% black male teachers is a good amount. Are you implying that they need to recruit more?

    LOL@ your Obama question.
    if their system really works then here is what i think should happen:

    instead of using schools like Paul Robeson and the like as a dumping ground for " under performing troubled kids" those kids should be sent to these "miracle" schools.
    lets see how well these "miracle" schools do at first getting kids to become legit seniors then getting them into college.

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