David Noah

Guest Blogger

Founding Principal, Comp Sci High

New York City, New York

David Noah started his career as a math teacher at Brooklyn’s MS442, as an NYC Teaching Fellow. In 2006, he left to study at Yale Law School, where he argued a landmark school-reform case before the Connecticut Supreme Court, and also taught math at New Haven’s Amistad High School.

After law school, he helped found KIPP NYC College Prep, and then went on to practice Labor and Employment law at RopesGray LLP. David left legal practice to join Success Academies as a Managing Director, where he managed principals and worked on the design of Success’s middle school program.

Eager to get back to working directly with kids and teachers, David went on to lead the largest Success middle school, SA Harlem East. Harlem East’s results regularly ranked in the top 3 percent of schools in New York State and the school’s debate team ranked among the state’s top teams.

After more than five years at Success, David left to found Comp Sci High with the belief that there are many paths to a successful life, and kids deserve access to all of them.

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Posted Dec. 5, 2017

College Enrollment Isn’t the Only Goal at This New York High School. A High-Paying Job Is, Too.

A recent New York City high school fair for career and technical education—otherwise known as CTE—offered a brief glimpse to…

By David Noah

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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