Urban in the News

There are better ways to assess students than with high-stakes standardized tests. These schools are using them with success.

  • Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, April 2018

NYC schools that skip standardized tests have higher graduation rates

  • Gail Robinson, Hechinger Report, October 2015

The Test, by Anya Kamenetz 

  • Dana Goldstein, Sunday Book Review, New York Times, February 2015

25 Typed Pages: How One School and One Teacher Changed My Life

  • Elizabeth Regen, Feminine Collective, February 2015

At a Few City Schools, an Old Course Speaks to New Standards

  • Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, Chalkbeat, New York,  April 2014 

Alternative High: Raising the Bar on Public Education

  • Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout, July 2014

Regents Asked To Exempt More Schools

  • Lisa Fleisher, The Wall Street Journal, August 2012

Report From Lockdown High: Fear Vs. Facts On School Safety

  •  Annette Fuentes, City Limits, March 2011

A Student's Experience at Urban Academy

  • American Youth Policy Forum, June 2010

Inquiry-Based Teaching: Discussing Fiction Texts

  • TeachingChannel.org

Be Sure to Read the Handwriting on the Wall

  • Randy Kennedy, NewYork Times, November 2005

Forging Habits of Inquiry at Urban Academy

  • What Kids Can Do, March 2003

Testing Is Anything But Standard at the Urban Academy

  • Roberta Furger, Edutopia, February 2002