Teaching Today Podcast: Excellence Boys Principal Joins Discussion on Single-Sex Schools

Teaching Today ยท Data on Single-Sex Schools

Brooklyn Patch: Uncommon Leadership Charter HS Grads Headed to College

Uncommon Leadership Charter High School in Brooklyn, NY is celebrating its first graduating class this year, and nearly every student is headed to a four-year college in the fall. Aspirations vary from pediatrician to Supreme Court justice—a testament to our students’ dreams and desires to make an impact in the world, as well as the … Continued

NYT Op-Ed: When I Applied to College, I Didn’t Want to ‘Sell My Pain’

The personal statement is an opportunity for high school students to “sell” themselves to the college admissions officer for admission. In most cases, there’s a template to follow, one which Elijah, an Uncommon Charter High School senior, recognized as troublesome. “Every time I wrote, and then discarded and then redrafted, I didn’t feel good. It … Continued

Brooklyn Patch: Educators March in Solidarity with Asian Americans

Uncommon Sense: An Instructional Blog for Educators by Educators

Uncommon Schools has a history of collaborating with local school districts and sharing resources through in-person professional development trainings, online workshops, and multiple best-selling books. Why? Because we believe that every child deserves a great education. Why a Blog? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink our traditional sharing avenues, but being confined to … Continued

Kings County Politics: Uncommon Hosts Halloween Voter Info Event

Kings County Politics: 10,000 Uncommon Schools Students Throughout Brooklyn blaze path for blended learning

Uncommon Schools in Visionaries Documentary on PBS

For the last quarter of a century, Visionaries has been producing documentaries for public television, highlighting nonprofit organizations around the world that are making a positive impact on their respective communities. Uncommon Schools is proud to be featured this season in this Visionaries documentary airing on PBS, and to be able to share the voices … Continued

Kings County Politics: Summer Teaching Fellowship Trains Future Brooklyn Teachers

Uncommon High School Students Conduct Research on Microplastics

High school students from Uncommon Charter High School and Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School conducted research on microplastics in local waterways. As part of Uncommon’s High School 2.0 programming, the students interned at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University) with Dr. Joaquim Goes, to explore just how pervasive microplastics are in the environment. From … Continued