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Brett Peiser is Chief Executive Officer of Uncommon Schools, a nonprofit charter management organization that starts and manages urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. In 2014, Uncommon Schools will educate nearly 12,000 K-12 students across 42 schools in Boston, Camden, Newark, New York City, Rochester, and Troy. In 2013, Uncommon Schools was the recipient of the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and, according to a national study of charter schools, Uncommon low-income students performed so well in math and reading that the effects of being at an Uncommon school "completely cancel out the negative effect associated with being a student in poverty." Prior to becoming CEO, Brett served as founding Managing Director of Uncommon Schools New York City. Peiser is the Founder and former Principal and Executive Director of Boston Collegiate Charter School, a graduate of New York City Public Schools, and a former History Teacher at Midwood High School in Brooklyn. Brett received a B.A. from Brown University and a M.P.P. degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a recipient of the Broad Fellowship for Education Leaders. He is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.