Urban Promise Academy in the News!

This audio piece on our WILD program (featuring Jill Johnson), was released in May 2015. 

• UPA teacher Jill Johnson shares the success of our Morning Boost program in this blog post.

• We received inspiring back-to-school news in August 2014, learning that we'd earned awards from OUSD for our successes during the 2013-14 school year. They include:

- Most improved middle school reading scores 
- Highest reclassification rate for English Language Learners in middle school
- School-wide continuous improvement award 
- Most parent participation in the California Healthy Kids survey


• Our aspiring young scientists will be the first students in Oakland to have a science experiment conducted at the International Space Station! Learn more about our students' trip to Washington, D.C. here: https://sites.google.com/site/msballmathscience/dc-trip


• UPA teacher Jill Johnson wrote a blog post about our inspiring Morning Boost program. Read it here!

• UPA family engagement highlighted in this Oakland Local piece.

Oakland Voices celebrates UPA 7th-grade teacher Alison Ball! Click here to read the February 2013 piece, which highlights how she "breathes life into math and science."

• UPA teachers to be Summer 2011 Fund for Teachers Fellows!

• Point Reyes trip covered in the San Francisco Chronicle - December 2010

• UPA goes national! Our scholars were featured on The Today Show! Watch the clip!

• "Running to Washington, D.C." - The East Bay Express piece about our D.C. trip and fundraising.

• The Golden State Warriors launched their "Digital Assist" program at UPA in 2009. Read about it (and see videos) here.