The Urban Legend

Tensions rise between Urban’s teaching philosophy and the national popularity of AP testing

Score distributions of various AP tests nationally in 2018. Source: College Board. Infographic credit: Kian Nassre.

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

May 25, 2019

AP tests. The very phrase is uttered increasingly often due to their escalating role in the U.S. But while the Urban School of San Francisco may feel the pressure to conform to the increased presence of AP testing nationwide, it also feels the drive to preserve its depth-over-breadth teaching style. Advanced Pla...

Things overheard at Urban

Emma Draisin, Features Editor

January 19, 2017

The Urban school of San Francisco has an abundance of strong opinionated voices, and many students are not afraid to speak whatever wacky and weird thoughts come to their minds. This deluge of voices makes way for an entertaining eavesdropping opportunity. I have taken it upon myself to bring the rea...

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