Ron Brown Preparatory High School emphasizes emotional learning through programs including in-house therapy teams and numerous field trips.

Ron Brown Preparatory High School emphasizes emotional learning through programs including in-house therapy teams and numerous field trips.

Ron Brown College Preparatory High School is in its second year of operation as D.C.’s first and only all-male public high school. The three-part podcast “Raising Kings,”– produced by two embedded education reporters– evaluates the success of that first year. Although the entire freshman class passed, the vast majority tested below grade-level on reading and math, and some blame the low scores on the prep school’s emphasis on social and emotional learning outside the classroom. Kojo reflects on Ron Brown’s first year in D.C. and the contentious question of when, if ever, it makes sense to sacrifice academic standards.

WAMU Education coverage is supported in part by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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