University Prep

Type: Organization
Name: University Prep
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

What Brand Is Your School?

On the first day of school every September students want to wear the right brand of sneakers, jeans, and accessories. Cigarettes come in brands too. So does soda. Who would have thought that schools come in brands also?Catherine DiMartino, a close colleague ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

How to improve schools? Some students say: Lower class size

Over six days in the past few weeks, 13 high school students, about to enter 12th grade, tackled a tough question: Is education equitable in Seattle, and if it’s not, why?The students are all part of the prestigious Rainier Scholars program, selected ... [Published Seattle Times - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

2014 prep kickoff: Charter School League preview

Charter School LeagueCoaches Poll:1. Chandler Park, 2. Michigan Collegiate 3. Old Redford, 4. Detroit University Prep 5. Romulus Summit Academy 6. Southfield Bradford 7. Detroit PECHarper Woods Chandler Park Academy Eagles (7-3, 6-0)Strength: Skill on ... [Published Detroit Free Press - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Founders Bank & Trust teaches financial literacy to tech-savvy generation

A local bank is bringing an interactive program back to school this fall at several GRPS schools to increase students’ understanding of personal finance skills through adaptive simulations and educational videos.Founders Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of ... [Published Grand Rapids Business Journal - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Live in the D: New partnership helps students set sail

FIREHOUSE. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED AND HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH THEM JUST AHEAD. WE HAVE SOME LOVELY WATERS AROUND BELLE ISLE, TOO. THERE'S SOME KIDS THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN A SPORT. I LIKE THE CUT OF YOUR CHIN. ... [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

University Prep Schools announces new sailing program

DETROIT -University Prep Schools in Detroit announced a new sailing program in partnership with the Detroit Yacht Club on Friday.U Prep Schools will offer the four-week class to 25 of its University Prep Science & Math (UPSM) middle and high school students ... [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

43 of 57 homicides Black lives…July’s Black murders are largest all year

With 15 homicides taking place during July in Allegheny County, 11 of them Black males, this is not only the largest number of people killed in one month thus far in the year, but also the largest number of Blacks, especially Black males. And most of ... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Classroom Experiment

When Pittsburgh's Milliones 6-12 school building opened in 2008, classrooms were named after prominent universities, and the halls were hung with college banners from schools like Notre Dame, Howard, Temple and Duke.The decor reflected the Hill District ... [Published Pittsburgh City Paper - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Mexican American Studies teachers aren't waiting for permission

I t has been a busy summer for Mexican American Studies professors, teachers and activists in Texas.They've been organizing coalitions, holding workshops and developing curriculum. Their listserves have been abuzz with lesson plans, resources and other ... [Published MySanAntonio - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Isn't 23 on the ACT... well ....um.... kinda crappy?----- Detroit student joins BAMN to lead protest against U-M admissions office (VIDEO)

Make sure you click on the video link below to see these young knowledge-seekers at their most eloquent! Detroit student joins BAMN to lead protest against U-M admissions office ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) -- Detroit high school student Brooke Kimbrough, ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Matt Schubert: A season of 'what ifs'

There’s a question that hovers ominously around the entirety of sports history: “What if?”What if the Seattle Seahawks had a different officiating crew in their Super Bowl loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers?What if Ken Griffey Jr.’s assault on Roger Maris’ ... [Published Longview Daily News - Mar 11 2014]
First reported Mar 07 2014 - Updated Mar 07 2014 - 1 reports

Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School's First Expo Showcases Detroit’s Youngest Design Thinkers and Innovators

Quarterly Design Thinking Challenges Give Students the Opportunity to Create Solutions to Real-Life Problems and Develop Critical Skills At a school-wide exhibition at Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School on March 4, 2014, students showcased their emerging ... [Published PRWeb - Mar 07 2014]

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According to DiMartino and Jessen, "Over the past 20 years, market-based choice initiatives have become a popular approach to education reform." The New York City Department of Education now operates more than 400 high school programs...
Outlook: Although Chandler Park is sparser than last year with 28 players, Head Coach John Jergovich is hopeful. "If we can stay healthy, I think we've got a shot to make a little noise" said the Eagles' head coach. To start the year off they'll face off against Orchard Lake St...
...our generous donor for making this program a reality," said Margaret Trimer-Hartley, Chief External Relations Officer at University Prep Schools. "When people realize the importance of education and how much the little things can change a child’s life, everyone benefits. Sailing is a fun way to infuse rigorous STEM content into an extracurricular activity and demonstrate a practical application of math and science. Such real world connections make learning more powerful, improve retention and stimulate a student's desire to learn more."
...The school's "incredible innovations ... were supposed to be a part of the work that went on day in and day out, and it just did not happen."

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What Brand Is Your School? [Published Huffington Post - Aug 29 2014]
How to improve schools? Some students say: Lowe... [Published Seattle Times - Aug 29 2014]
2014 prep kickoff: Charter School League preview [Published Detroit Free Press - Aug 29 2014]
Founders Bank & Trust teaches financial literac... [Published Grand Rapids Business Journal - Aug 09 2014]
Live in the D: New partnership helps students s... [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Aug 08 2014]
University Prep Schools announces new sailing p... [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Aug 08 2014]
43 of 57 homicides Black lives…July’s Black mur... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Aug 06 2014]
Classroom Experiment [Published Pittsburgh City Paper - Aug 06 2014]
Mexican American Studies teachers aren't waitin... [Published MySanAntonio - Jul 30 2014]
Isn't 23 on the ACT... well ....um.... kinda cr... [Published MuskegonPundit - Apr 17 2014]
Matt Schubert: A season of 'what ifs' [Published Longview Daily News - Mar 11 2014]
Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School's First E... [Published PRWeb - Mar 07 2014]
Breaking down the Elite Eight opponents [Published Longview Daily News - Mar 04 2014]
Toledo heading back to Yakima to defend crown [Published Longview Daily News - Mar 01 2014]
Regional rundown: Examining the area boys' oppo... [Published Longview Daily News - Feb 24 2014]
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn visits San Antonio charte... [Published KSAT 12 - Feb 22 2014]
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Isn't 23 on the ACT... well ....um.... kinda cr... [Published MuskegonPundit - Apr 17 2014]
Make sure you click on the video link below to see these young knowledge-seekers at their most eloquent! Detroit student joins BAMN to lead protest against U-M admissions office ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) -- Detroit high school student Brooke Kimbrough, ...
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