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All Seniors at Chicago Charter School Are College-bound

Here's a feel-good story for your Wednesday: An all-male charter school in Chicago recently announced that all 107 members of its senior class...


Here's a feel-good story for your Wednesday: An all-male charter school in Chicago recently announced that all 107 members of its senior class have been accepted to four-year colleges. According to Tim King, the CEO of Urban Prep Academies, who appeared on MSNBC yesterday morning with one of those matriculating students, this is the first graduating class from the first all-boys charter school in the country.

And it's set a high bar.

Urban Prep's accomplishment is made even more impressive given the fact that only 7 percent of entering students could read at grade-level. And as an added bonus: During his appearance on TV, one of those graduating seniors may have secured an internship at 30 Rock sometime in the near future.




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