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Uncommon News

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.
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Mon, 02/02/2015

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

At Saraghina in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a Anteater at the Table

A Leadership Prep Ocean Hill family was featured doing homework and sharing a meal in this charming New York Times piece.
News Source: New York Times
Fri, 02/17/2012

What Makes a Good Teacher?

WBUR highlights Roxbury Prep teachers
Mon, 05/23/2011

Getting a Kid from Newark to Oberlin

Uncommon Schools Founder Norman Atkins discusses what the best teachers are doing now
News Source: The Wall Street Journal
Sat, 10/30/2010