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Document Number: 10689

In Service of Citizenship: YES Prep Public Schools and Civic Education - Described by the author as "one of the premier high-poverty/high achievement charter schools," the Houston-based YES (Youth Engaged in Service) Prep focuses on citizenship through service to the community. It is the service aspect which most distinguishes YES Prep from the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), and the fact that YES Prep has only 10 grade 6-12 schools, all in Houston, while KIPP has 125 campuses in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Distinguishing YES Prep charters from public schools is a 100% high school graduation and college placement rate with credit going to hard-working college counselors, helpful deans and committed parents, among other aspects. (Robert Maranto, April 2013)...

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