Uncommon News

Signing on the Uncommon Banner

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

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.
Tue, 03/15/2016
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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.
Sun, 02/28/2016
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NY Daily News

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.
Tue, 12/08/2015
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What two district school principals learned from charter schools

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

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.
Mon, 02/02/2015
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The charter school that turned my life around

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

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.

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.
Fri, 02/17/2012
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New York Times

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
Sat, 10/30/2010
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The Wall Street Journal