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Signing on the Uncommon Banner

Students at Uncommon Charter High School celebrate their college choice at Senior Signing Day.
News Source: Brooklyn Daily
Thu, 06/09/2016

NYC Charters Retain Students Better Than Traditional Schools

WNYC takes a look at retention in New York City schools and finds that Uncommon NYC has a lower attrition rate than traditional public schools in the local districts.
News Source: WNYC
Tue, 03/15/2016

Dogs and cats, working together

Uncommon’s partnership with the New York City Department of Education is highlighted in the New York Daily News illustrating that collaboration can help pave the way to success for all students.
News Source: NY Daily News
Sun, 02/28/2016

Why I transformed my sixth grade science class into a coding class, and how you can too

Ruth Mesfun is the sixth grade computer science teacher at Excellence Girls Middle Academy in Brooklyn, where she is creating and piloting the charter network’s first middle school computer science curriculum.
News Source: Chalkbeat
Tue, 12/08/2015

What two district school principals learned from charter schools

Two district school principals share what they have learned through their collaboration with Uncommon Schools.
News Source: NY Daily News
Wed, 09/09/2015

Fariña calls for collaboration with (and from) charters

City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña pushed for more collaboration between district and charter schools during a professional development day for district teachers and principals held at Uncommon Charter High School.
News Source: Politico.com
Mon, 02/02/2015

The charter school that turned my life around

I’m in my first semester of college.
News Source: New York Post
Wed, 11/27/2013

I’m in my first semester of college. For millions of American teenagers, that’s a fairly common event. For me, however, it represents an unlikely dream for an African-American man from Bed-Stuy.

Why I Marched

A year ago today, I was an attorney, sitting in a midtown office building, poring over legal documents.
News Source: Huffington Post
Sun, 11/10/2013

A year ago today, I was an attorney, sitting in a midtown office building, poring over legal documents.

To Learn the Value of Algebra, Just Ask an Eighth Grader

Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School's Director of Operations Ryan Hall discusses how teaching algebra, in Uncommon Schools classrooms and beyond, is key to the student experience.
Mon, 08/06/2012

TNTP Fishman Prize Finalist at Uncommon

Anatomy of an action- and algebra-packed middle school class
News Source: GothamSchools
Fri, 05/11/2012