Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Kyra Nagle, Arts and Culture Editor, Design Managing Editor

December 1, 2019

From short stories to podcasts to in-class speakers, Urban’s new Voices of Incarceration class seeks to shed light on stories from victims of mass incarceration and their families. Currently, over 70 million people in the United States bear the marks of the criminal justice system. English teacher...

How social class affects social life

Zella Lezak, Guest Writer

June 6, 2018

Ever since I got to The Urban School of San Francisco, I have always been impressed with the way we deconstruct parts of our identities, such as gender, sexual orientation and race, in and out of the classroom. However, the socioeconomic status of students does not seem to get as much attention outside of t...

Homework survey results inform teaching practices

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

March 29, 2018

Complaints about excessive homework are a constant presence in the Urban School’s hallways. But how much truth is there to these claims? Led by Geoff Ruth, the Academic Dean, the school administration began to answer this question with data collected through homework surveys: schoolwide surveys tha...

An annoying sophomore’s take on his “favorite” Urban classes

Kian Nassre, staff writer

May 18, 2017

Computer Science 1 & 2 My name for it: there are 10 types of people in this world, people who get binary and people who don’t. Computer Science is rather hard to explain, so I will define some of the terms that you may run into. Recursion: If someone says “you’re dumb,” then takes it...

High expectations for participation hinder students’ grades

Zoe Meneghetti, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

There are 15 minutes left of class when my teacher asks the students a question. After 30 seconds, only one student raises his hand. The teacher continues eyeing the room as she nearly begs for another student to put their hand up. My teacher aggressively asks the student with his hand raised to give...

Week planned by MultiCulti sheds light on multiculturalism at the Urban school

Students  on MultiCulti lead a discussion on how to be an ally. Photo by Olivia Mitchel

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

The Urban community values differences. The school creates safe spaces for each individual to be honest and open about their experiences. Throughout the year, Urban students and faculty hold open discussions relating to social issues including social class, race, and sexual orientation. However, the...

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