Exciting things happening in Minneapolis today. NewSchools Partner Deborah McGriff led a session at the National Charter Schools Conference entitled, “Accelerating College Readiness and Success in the Charter Schools Movement.” During this session Deborah highlighted the ambitious work of the College Achievement Network, a network of charter school organizations serving predominantly low-income communities, working together to ensure their students are prepared to enter and successfully graduate from college.
One of the charter organizations that is part of the the College Achievement Network is YES Prep Public Schools, which had an eventful day as well. This morning YES Prep was named the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. They’ll use the $250,000 prize to further their college readiness efforts. Congrats to YES Prep for this incredible honor which is a testament to all they have accomplished as an organization.