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NPR & Education Week Code Switch Podcast Series about Ron Brown HS

OCT 18, 2017 | By Cory Turner, NPR & Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week

NPR: A Year of Love and Struggle in a New High School, October 18, 2017
Hear the NPR & edweek podcast series and learn about the culture at Ron Brown High School:

Education Week: Raising Kings

USA Today: All boys high school completes first year; boasts wait list for fall

JUL 5, 2017 | By Greg Toppo

"Key to Ron Brown’s success, staffers say, is an unusual approach to discipline and team-building, introduced to students before classes began last August, that all but prohibits out-of-school suspensions. So-called “restorative justice” offers victims the opportunity to confront classroom tormentors face-to-face. Photo Gallery

 Ninth-graders learn to shake hands on Ron Brown High School's opening day, August 22, 2016. Photo credit: Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post / Getty Images

Ninth-graders learn to shake hands on Ron Brown High School's opening day, August 22, 2016. Photo credit: Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post / Getty Images

The Weekly Standard | A Separate Place: Where every young man is a king

JUN 19, 2017 | By Alice B. Lloyd

"If we're going to move these young men and grow these young men, we have to model what we expect them to do." 
     ~ Dr. Benjamin Williams, Principal

 (Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

(Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Washington Post | ‘They’re asking how can they be great’: High school for boys takes stock after first year

JUN 11, 2017 | By Joe Heim

“I had some trouble with teachers...I didn’t like being told what to do, but I realized that by hurting them I’m only hurting myself. I wasn’t caring. I was only thinking about myself. I’ve learned to care about other people’s feelings, and that helped me find out who I am. Now I know who I am, and I’m not afraid to show it.”  ~ Young King Tremayne

 (Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

(Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Washington Post | The country’s newest all-boys public high school opens its doors

AUG 22, 2016 | By Joe Heim

“Finally. It’s finally here. “I want them to have a positive experience. I want them to feel that this is an environment where they feel welcome, where they can take chances and where they feel comfortable from day one being vulnerable.”
         ~ Dr. Benjamin Williams, Principal

 (Photo courtesy DCPS)

(Photo courtesy DCPS)

The 74 | We’re All Kings’: Inside the All-Boys High School That’s Leading D.C.’s Campaign to Help Young Men of Color

SEPT 24, 2017 | By Carolyn Phenicie

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 (Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

(Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Washington Post | ‘Uplifting each other’: All-boys Ron Brown High is coming together in debut year

FEB 19, 2017 | By Joe Heim

“These young men are able to focus on uplifting each other. We’ve created a safe space to do things that most young men don’t, regardless of race, which is express emotion, express feelings, express pain. And they’re willing to take those risks without the feeling of being judged.”  
        ~ Dr. Benjamin Williams, Principal

 (Photo: KC McGinnis, USA TODAY)

(Photo: KC McGinnis, USA TODAY)

USA Today | The country’s newest all-boys public high school opens its doors

AUG 5, 2016 | By Greg Toppo““So often, young men of color, their experience in education is an expectation of criminology, an expectation of pathology, an expectation of dysfunction, even if it’s not overt,” he said. That expectation “plays out in the services that they get. It plays out in their discipline referrals. It plays out in the expectations of their classroom teacher. And I think here we are, on purpose, naming high expectations.”

~ Dr. Charles Curtis, School Psychologist and Morehouse Alumnus

 Ron Brown College Preparatory High School students filter into the room where the school holds daily schoolwide circles for students to talk. (Emmanuel Felton/The Hechinger Report)

Ron Brown College Preparatory High School students filter into the room where the school holds daily schoolwide circles for students to talk. (Emmanuel Felton/The Hechinger Report)

The Root | Can an All-Boys, Afrocentric Education Close the Achievement Gap?

SEPT 24, 2017 | By Emmanuel Felton

“These brothers need a lot of affection,” he said. “There is so much fear in the average black male growing up in a city that is covered up as bravado. But here we’ll be like, ‘Yo man, you need a hug?’ We make affection and feelings something that is safe to access. This place is full of love, even if it doesn’t necessarily look like a R&B song.”
  ~ Dr. Charles Curtis, School Psychologist

 “They pulled at the greatness of the Young Kings and encouraged them to see the example of greatness they were presenting,” said Curtis. “The power of forty, college age Black Men telling you that you are a God is what our Young Kings felt today. My head is bowed at the greatness I am charged with serving.”

“They pulled at the greatness of the Young Kings and encouraged them to see the example of greatness they were presenting,” said Curtis. “The power of forty, college age Black Men telling you that you are a God is what our Young Kings felt today. My head is bowed at the greatness I am charged with serving.”

Rolling Out | Morehouse Men visit ‘Young Kings’ of Ron Brown College Prep High School in DC

SEPT 24, 2016 | By East Texas Bama

“We want to say their names now, while they are alive, while they are young men, in order for them to be great. So if you make some mistake, if there is harm in the community, I’m going to say your name now so you can own it and you can fix it and you can come back.”
 ~ Dr. Charles Curtis, School Psychologist and Morehouse Alumnus