2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools
The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools honors the public charter management organization that has demonstrated the most outstanding overall student performance and improvement among the country’s largest urban charter management organizations in recent years while reducing achievement gaps for low-income and students of color.
Learn how Uncommon Schools won the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools:
Uncommon Schools: Turning Urban Schools Into Springboards to College (PDF)
Uncommon Schools was named the winner of the $250,000 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools on July 2, 2013 at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C.
In evaluating publicly available student achievement data on 20 large established charter school systems across the country, a 14-member review board of national education experts found Uncommon Schools to have the best overall student academic performance.
Uncommon Schools has 38 public charter schools across Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, serving 9,900 students. More than 80 percent of students are low-income, and 97 percent are African-American or Hispanic. Uncommon Schools students are outperforming their low-income and African-American peers in the states where they operate, and they have closed income and ethnic achievement gaps four times as often as other large charter management organizations across the country.
Learn more about the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools:
> White Paper - Uncommon Schools: Turning Urban Schools Into Springboards to College (PDF)
> 2013 Eligible CMOS and PDF
> 2013 Review Board and PDF
> 2013 Frequent Questions and PDF
> 2013 Press Release and PDF
The team from Uncommon Schools celebrate their win of the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools with Nina Rees, CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, (third from right) and Rebecca Wolf DiBiase, managing director of programs of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation (far right). From left, Laura Maestas, chief talent officer, Carolyn Hack, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, and Brett Peiser, CEO of Uncommon Schools.
Uncommon Schools CEO Brett Peiser accepts the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools as Rebecca Wolf DiBiase, managing director for programs of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and Roberto J. Rodriguez, special assistant to the President for education, look on at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 2013.