• Education Continuity Matters: A Valedictorian’s Perspective
    A Student’s Journey through the U Prep Schools Village  I’ve gone to the same school since the 3rd grade. Elementary, Middle, and High. Seeing as I just graduated, that’s a long time to be in the same space with the same people. In that time, I’ve seen many changes–with…

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  • Moving from High School to College During COVID
    How has COVID impacted students going to college? On January 20, 2020, the United States of America was turned upside down. This first case of COVID-19 was reported in the state of Washington. For months leading up to that day, many of us had heard about this looming threat…

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  • The Science Behind Learning to Read
    For many years, education influencers led teachers, administrators, and parents to believe that learning to read was a natural process that all children would easily achieve if the conditions were right.  These influencers wrote compelling books that sounded both promising and passionate, encouraging educators and caregivers to help their…

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  • Education During the Pandemic: Getting Creative with Learning During Chaos
    Education during the pandemic hasn’t been a walk in the park or a picnic. However, these adverse circumstances have helped U Prep educators engage their creativity and innovation to keep our scholars engaged with learning. Pandemic! Virtual school! Distance learning…Oh my! I was overjoyed to be asked to give…

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  • Restorative Practices in Education
    Relationships—Not Rules, Not Policies, Not Procedures Drive Human Development Restorative Justice in Education is an invitation to create educational cultures that emphasize social engagement rather than social control. This does not imply that rules, policies, evaluation, telling, and success are irrelevant; it simply means that these serve the needs…

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