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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

Getting a Head Start

Workbooks distributed to Camden's newest students
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Wed, 08/12/2015

Hidden In Plain Sight

Uncommon is featured in EdFuel's new report on K-12 talent pipelines as a place to develop a career in education.
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Wed, 07/15/2015

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

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.