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Push harder for improvement in city schools

Rochester schools are in indisputable crisis, and have been for years.
News Source: Democrat & Chronicle
Sun, 08/31/2014

Public schools must learn from charters' success

This week, more than any other, reminds us that public education is big business.
News Source: Democrat & Chronicle
Sun, 08/31/2014

New York State Exposed Education

Why charter school Common Core test scores are so much better
News Source: WHEC Rochester
Mon, 08/18/2014
Democrat & Chronicle

RIT announces new partnership with Rochester Prep

College to work with new city high school
News Source: Democrat and Chronicle
Wed, 09/11/2013

Rochester Institute of Technology is working with True North Rochester Prep Charter School to open a high school in the city — an unprecedented partnership those behind it say could become a national model for collaboration between colleges and K-12 systems

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RIT to partner on new Rochester charter school

Uncommon Schools and Rochester Institute of Technology are partnering
News Source: Webster Post
Wed, 09/11/2013

Uncommon Schools and Rochester Institute of Technology are partnering in the development of a charter high school in Rochester that will have a distinctive focus: Increasing the number of Rochester students who receive bachelor’s degrees from college
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The Uncommon Schools/RIT Charter High School Project

Uncommon Schools and Rochester Institute of Technology, announced a partnership to create an innovative charter high school in Rochester, N.Y.
News Source: Huffington Post
Wed, 09/11/2013

Rochester, N.Y., like so many urban centers, suffers from a declining tax base due to affluent residents moving to the suburbs, and is increasingly populated by low-income families the majority of which are African American or Hispanic. 

Uncommon Wins 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

Uncommon Schools is the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and will receive $250,000 to support college-readiness efforts for their students, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today.
News Source: The Broad Foundation
Tue, 07/02/2013

Uncommon Schools: Turning Urban Schools Into Springboards to College” white paper is released (March 2014)
 

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Uncommon Highlighted in a New York Times Editorial on Charter Schools

The New York Times speaks highly of Uncommon’s success as a charter network
News Source: New York Times
Fri, 02/01/2013

The charter school movement gained a foothold in American education two decades ago partly by asserting that independently run, publicly financed schools would outperform traditional public schools if they were exempted from onerous regulations.

Uncommon Highlighted in New CREDO Report

• Uncommon was featured in a CREDO study of charter school growth and replication. The study highlights Uncommon as proof that “it IS possible to take innovation to scale and maintain a focus on quality,”
News Source: CREDO at Standford
Fri, 02/01/2013

 

Uncommon was featured in a CREDO study of charter school growth and replication. The study highlights Uncommon as proof that “it IS possible to take innovation to scale and maintain a focus on quality,” finding specifically that:

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Uncommon Teacher Op-Ed in the Huffington Post

Stephen Chiger, a North Star Academy Instructional Fellow, wrote an article addressing literature in the common core in the Huffington Post.
News Source: Huffington Post
Wed, 12/19/2012

 

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