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New York's free college program comes with a big catch: Students who fall off track risk losing their scholarships

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Chalkbeat NY

December 7, 2017
With thousands of college students about to finish their first semester under New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship Program, advocates, critics and researchers will be looking closely at one crucial question: How did they do? The new scholarship — which provides free college tuition at state public schools to students whose families make less than $100,000 a year — is the first program in the nation in which a state offers free tuition at four-year colleges. But the program has also been criticized for its many restrictions, including strict credit requirements and an obligation to live and work i
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Our commitment in the aftermath of Charlottesville

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The Urban Assembly

August 16, 2017
Dear Urban Assembly family and friends, The horrors perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville this weekend have shaken even the most hopeful of us to our core. It is against this backdrop that nearly 1,000 young, strong students of color will be stepping from Urban Assembly high schools onto college campuses this fall. They need our collective commitment to ensuring that they will be safe, that their voices will be heard, and that they will have the opportunity to thrive and lead. Our country needs their strength and leadership. Our work as educators has enormous power to advance justice and equity.
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U.S. News & World Report 2017 America’s Best High Schools

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Duane Jackson

May 2, 2017
Each year, the U.S. News and World Report publishes a report detailing a list of the most competitive high schools in the United States. The criteria involved in categorizing each school is comprehensive. It primarily includes attendance metrics, test scores, and evaluations to rank each school. This year, U.S. News and World Report placed schools in one of three categories either gold, silver, or bronze to signify their prestige and competitiveness. The 76 schools that compose this list consist of schools from all five boroughs. Approximately, 35% of these schools based their admissions on a rigorous entrance exam while other
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The Urban Assembly Statement of Values and Commitment

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The Urban Assembly

February 1, 2017
At this critical moment for American democracy, the Urban Assembly resolutely reaffirms our commitment to the rights and dignity of every student, every family, every human being.  We are a community of nearly 9,000 students and adults representing the glorious diversity that makes our city – and our country –a beacon to the world. Nearly half of our students are first- or second-generation immigrants.  More than 37 languages are spoken in UA families’ homes.  Each of these families contributes to and deserves America’s very best. At the Urban Assembly we will seek every opportunity to ensure that all of our you
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Meeting of The Board of Trustees

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Jeavon Johnson

January 9, 2017
The Urban Assembly Charter School for Computer Science, a high school opening in September 2018 in CSD 7 in the South Bronx, will hold meetings of its Board of Trustees on the fourth Thursday morning of each month (1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22).  Until a location for the school is confirmed, meetings will take place at the offices of The Urban Assembly from 9:00 – 10:30 AM, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2101, New York, NY 10004.
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