Is math education racist? Debate rages over changes to how US teaches the subject

By Erin Richards, Emily Bloch, Gary Stern, and Christine Fernando   Uncommon Schools’ assistant superintendent, Paul Powell, and dean of curriculum and instruction, Alexandria Timoll, are quoted in this in-depth article. The story also spotlights Leadership Prep Canarsie in Brooklyn. Read this story as it originally appeared on December 7, 2021 in USA Today. (Subscription … Continued

Uncommon Leaders Share 5 Recommendations With NYC Mayor-Elect Adams

Uncommon Schools believes that every child deserves an outstanding education, and we are committed to working beyond the walls of our schools to achieve that goal. President Julie Jackson and CEO Brett Peiser recently contributed an opinion piece to New York Daily News outlining their top five recommendations to Mayor-Elect Eric Adams, who has pledged … Continued

13 Uncommon Seniors Receive QuestBridge Scholarships to Top Schools

Please join us in congratulating Uncommon’s QuestBridge Scholars! Thirteen seniors from Uncommon’s network in New Jersey, Rochester, and Brooklyn have accepted their QuestBridge matches and will receive full four-year scholarships to 9 colleges and universities, including Wellesley and Yale. We are so proud of these graduating seniors and the work they have done to achieve … Continued

Education Next: Roxbury Prep withdraws proposal for new high school location

News12 Brooklyn: Students start day with meditation, yoga

Op-Ed: HBCUs are a beacon of promise and pride UCC receives grant for HBCU Empowerment Tour

Black News Channel: Art Worrell on the Importance of Access to AP Courses

Studies show that students who take Advanced Placement (AP) classes are more likely to graduate from college, yet most students of color have little to no access to AP courses in their schools. This can have a huge impact on their post-secondary education journey. At Uncommon Schools, over 95 percent of our students take AP … Continued

CBS News: Uncommon Camden Prep Celebrates Success of Turnaround Efforts

Camden Prep, part of the Uncommon Schools network, was featured on CBS Evening News for its dramatic school turnaround. In just three years, the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency standards in English language arts soared from just 3 percent to 60 percent. Math scores rose from 4 percent to 50 percent at … Continued

11 Rochester Prep Alumni Join RIT City Scholars Program