The Urban Legend

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...

Reflecting on Urban, 5 Years Later

Lindsay Welch (Urban Class of 2011), Guest Writer

June 8, 2016

It has been 5 years since I received my Urban School diploma, as I proudly shook Charlotte’s hand onstage at Stern Grove. I remember little about that day, other than the sundress I wore, the bouquets of flowers I received, and the pictures I took with my friends. When I was in high school, I...

20 Great Reads of 2015

20 Great Reads of 2015

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like Marlow on his way up the Congo, these men seemed to experience a disturbance in their Western consciousness. … These were ...

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