Mario Savio: Student revolutionary turned Urban math teacher

Mario Savio hands out flyers at a protest.

Lily Dodd, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

December 2, 1964. Mario Savio, a young man the newspapers describe as “slender, 6-foot-1, sloping at the shoulders, clad usually in baggy slacks and a heavy jacket,” stands in front of a throng of UC Berkeley students, delivering what would become one of the most famous speeches of the sixties. He...

Boston’s WGBH visits The Urban School to film teachers for educational website

WGBH producer Meredith Honig (center) gives instructions to Guy DeFeis, director of photography (left) as Lacy Clark, associate producer, checks her files just before the beginning of Mary Murphy's Science 2A class in the Biology Lab.

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014

Forget about the security cameras: Yesterday, WGBH-TV, a Public Broadcasting Station located in Boston, filmed Urban students in class as part of an educational effort aimed at helping teachers learn how to teach more effectively. Footage of Mary Murphy’s Science 2A class during B period, and LeRoy Votto’s Civil W...

Friday marks 50 years since the John F. Kennedy assassination; moment in history still relevant to today’s Urban School students

Dan Murphy and LeRoy Votto holding newspapers from the day after the Kennedy assassination

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013

It is a day that lives in the nation’s memory: This Friday, Nov. 22, will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy’s assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. It was a monumental moment in United States history. Not only did the Kennedy Assassination spark countless conspiracy theories ...

Urban honors athletes, celebrates success at sports banquet

Urban honors athletes, celebrates success at sports banquet

Mara Pleasure, Staff Writer

May 23, 2012

A roar of applause echoed in St. Agnes Gym on May 21 as parents, teachers and students celebrated the naming of Danielle Shorenstein ('12) and Evan Chang ('12) as the 2011-2012 athletes of the year. Spanish teacher and varsity soccer coach Antony Reyes recited his favorite memories of the pair, who led...

Multitasking a common practice among Urban School students, teens, and our generation

Multitasking a common practice among Urban School students, teens, and our generation

Sarah Maccabee, staff writer

April 11, 2010

It is a Thursday night. Caitlin Iglehart (’10) is sitting in her kitchen working studiously. In addition to trying to complete her math homework, she has “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha sounding from her laptop. “I usually only listen to music while I’m doing my math or Spanish homework, or when I’m checking...

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