HIPE survey deconstructs stereotypes about substance use at Urban

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer February 6, 2018

Coming from a sheltered suburban middle school in the Peninsula where it seemed that nobody used substances, I knew nothing about The Urban School’s culture of partying and substance use. So, when seniors...

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Is Urban Educating Us?

The writer William Deresiewicz says that today’s students are not only overworked, but aimless. Could he be right?
Zachary Ngin, Book Critic February 5, 2016

Each day at Urban, my peers leave me in awe. They have diverse interests, take advanced classes, speak multiple languages, and hold the future in their palms. They dance so quickly to the rhythm of the...

Early applications to college double at Urban School, prompting early stress

Sabrina Werby, Staff Writer February 23, 2012

Call it a case of doubling down: 62 percent of Urban seniors applied early to college this year, compared with approximately 30 percent of seniors who applied early last year and fewer than 20 percent...

Breathe deeply: There are strategies to help high school students deal with pressure, experts say

Breathe deeply: There are strategies to help high school students deal with pressure, experts say

Jamie Friedman, Staff Writer February 2, 2012

There was not much time left in the game. His teammates were counting on him. So were his fans. Kyle Williams, a punt and kick returner for the San Francisco 49ers, was counting on himself. But he choked...

Race to Nowhere: documentary targets impact of America’s achievement Culture

Jamie Friedman, Staff writer April 5, 2011

Playing in 48 states with more than 500 screenings, “Race to Nowhere” is giving viewers a lesson about the harmful effects of America’s achievement culture on high school students. The 85-minute...

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