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May 21, 2013
May 20 marks the beginning of College and Career Week at all Public Prep schools. Professionals from a wide range of backgrounds will come into classrooms throughout the week to speak to girls about their college and career choices.
In the same way that more than 90% of our families have signed the Commitment to College Completion, we are hoping that more than 90% will open a New York State 529 College Savings Account for their daughter. It is never too early to start saving. To incentivize that, Public Prep is continuing its annual program in which we contribute a matching $25 for each elementary school student and $50 for each middle school student whose family opens a new account or contributes to an existing 529 account.
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Public Prep Network Honors Whoopi Goldberg, Barclays at Third Annual Namesake Luncheon and Announces the Joan Ganz Cooney ‘Great Start’ Pre-K Program
May 1, 2013
Public Prep Network held its third annual “Namesake Luncheon” yesterday, April 30, 2013. The luncheon is part of Public Prep’s Namesake Program, which introduces positive female role models to students, naming school classrooms after the distinguished honorees. During the luncheon, Public Prep also announced the introduction of the Joan Ganz Cooney ‘Great Start’ Program.
This year’s honoree was Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg, a respected actresses/comedienne, education advocate, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Goldberg closed her acceptance speech by stating, “You could’ve given this award to someone more deserving—but you couldn’t have found someone more appreciative.”
Barclays was honored for its various initiatives in support of Public Prep Network. Ros Stephenson, head of Corporate Finance and M&A at the company, accepted the award on their behalf.
Later in the program, Ian Rowe, CEO of Public Prep Network (formerly of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MTV, and the White House) announced the launch of a high-quality Pre-K program as part of the network’s integrated ‘Pre-K to 8’ educational experience. “We have received so much help and guidance from our brilliant partners at Sesame Street,” said Rowe. “Which is why I am delighted to announce the launch of the Joan Ganz Cooney ‘Great Start’ Program.” Cooney, founder of Sesame Workshop, is credited with helping millions of children around the world learn to read. The program, set to launch in 2014, is seen as an important initiative given the recent and drastic funding cuts in early education across the country.
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Congrats to our first 8th Grade Class!
March 21, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST 8TH GRADE GRADUATING CLASS AT Girls Prep LES Middle School!
Here are some impressive statistics from the high school admissions results:
98% of 8th graders received a public high school offer from Round 1 of DOE Admissions (46/47)
93.6% of 8th graders received an offer from one of their top 5 high school choices (44/47). Compare this to the 2012 citywide average of 84% of students who were matched to one of their top 5 high school choices.
81% of 8th graders received an offer from one of their top 3 high school choices (38/47).
Parents with Families for Excellent Schools start to get political
April 23, 2013
Learn more about our partner Families for Excellent Schools and how they have moblilized parents to get involved in politics.
Do single-sex classrooms offer better education?
January 13, 2013
Watch Kaitlin Seaver, Girls Prep LES Middle School Principal on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSBNC's Education Nation talking about the benefits of of a single-sex education.
Innovation Agents: Ian Rowe, CEO of Public Prep
By: Noah Robischon, October 21, 2010
Have you located your north star? Do you even have a compass? Ian Rowe's story will inspire you to find it if you haven't already -- at least that's his goal. Rowe's journey took him from the Gates Foundation to MTV and The White House USA Freedom Corps before he became the CEO of Public Prep, a network of non-profit single-sex charter schools. He's taken everything he learned in the private sector and applied it to public education. Are you using your skills to make a difference?
Ian V. Rowe Named Chief Executive Officer of the Public Preparatory Network
August 24, 2010
NEW YORK, August 24, 2010 -- Public Preparatory Network, a non-profit organization that manages the highest-performing, single sex public charter schools in New York City, today announced Ian V. Rowe as its new Chief Executive Officer. The Public Prep Board of Directors cited Mr. Rowe’s demonstrated ability to lead complex organizations, form innovative strategic partnerships, raise capital, build public awareness and navigate the new media landscape as reasons for his appointment...
SUNY's Charter Schools Institute Grants Public Prep Its Third Charter for Boys Prep Elementary School
In Spring 2010, Public Prep was granted its third charter from SUNY's Charter Schools Institute, in order to open its first all-boys school — the Boys Preparatory Charter School of New York. We are currently accepting applications for the Founding Principal position.
New York Times, December 4, 2009
THEIR company names were conspicuously absent from their nametags, but that is how these hedge fund managers and analysts — members of a field known for secrecy — preferred it. They filled the party space at the W Hotel on Lexington Avenue in late October, mostly men in their 30s...
New York Post, May 9, 2005
Girls Prep ranks second on New York Post listing for "Percentage of kids acing elementary and middle school state reading tests."
Sonia Sotomayor room at Girls Prep
Gotham Schools, July 28, 2009
A South Bronx school is racing to be the first to honor Sonia Sotomayor, the federal judge whose Supreme Court appointment is all but assured after being endorsed by the Senate Judiciary Committee today...
Bronx School Aims to Inspire Girls
WNYC, September 1, 2009
"New York City public school students don't head back to class until next Wednesday. But some charter schools have already opened, including a new one in the Bronx just for girls…"
Girls Prep Daisy Chronicle
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