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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

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

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

New Podcast: Learning from Great Teachers

Uncommon Schools Managing Director Doug Lemov talks with Education Next about his efforts to identify what great teachers are doing in the classroom
News Source: Education Next
Mon, 07/19/2010

Kings Collegiate featured on 60 Minutes

Kings Collegiate and 7th grade student Darius Archer are highlighted on CBS's 60 Minutes
News Source: CBS News
Sun, 06/27/2010

Enterprising Willamette graduate leads successful inner-city charter school

Julie Kennedy, Founding Principal of Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School, featured in article, "Clearing a Path to College"
News Source: Willamette University
Wed, 06/16/2010