US history is complex. Scholars say this is the right way to teach about slavery, racism. 

By Erin Richards  Uncommon Schools’ Director of 5-12 History Curriculum, Art Worrell, is quoted in this in-depth story. Read this story as it originally appeared on August 24, 2021 in USA Today. (Subscription may be required.) A Houston teenager preternaturally keen on research and activism was at home this summer, searching for a bill about … Continued

Update On Our DEI Commitments

Lea la carta en español | Lire la lettre en Français | اقرأ الرسالة باللغة العربية | Li lèt la an kreyòl ayisyen Dear Uncommon Schools Community, As the year draws to a close, we wanted to update our entire Uncommon community on the diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments we made as part of our … Continued

College Data Show Ranks of Charter Alumni Grew

Richard Whitmire highlights the fantastic successes of graduates of the country’s largest charter school networks – including Uncommon Schools – in earning their college degrees. A fresh look at the college success records at the major charter networks serving low-income students shows alumni earning bachelor’s degrees at rates up to four times as high as … Continued

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