New Year, New Resolutions: Harnessing the Grit Our Students Already Have

Guest post by Sajan George, CEO of Matchbook Learning Grit.  It’s becoming a buzzword in education circles. Our children aren’t succeeding, the thinking goes, because they aren’t tough enough – they lack grit....

Rutgers-Camden and LEAP Academy University Charter School students won a national Social Justice Challenge award

A team of Rutgers-Camden and LEAP Academy University Charter School students won a national Social Justice Challenge award of $5,000, sponsored by the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Policy and Administration. The team proposed...

Collaboration is key to student, teacher success

Guest Blog by Susan Chenelle One of the strengths of University Academy Charter High School is the autonomy teachers have to use our expertise to seek out and implement innovative instructional strategies that anticipate...

In Camden, Hope Community Charter Lives Up to the Name

By Joelle Quick It’s a happy feeling inside.  Every day I wake up and I’m excited to get ready for work.  It’s crazy that feeling of fulfillment that no one can describe—and that is how I feel going to Hope Community...

HoLa, NJCSA Applaud DOE’s Decision to Approve Expansion to 8th Grade; Shakes Head at BOE Lawsuit

What happened? On March 28, 2014 the NJ DOE approved Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, or HoLa’s, application for a five year renewal of its charter, which would include expansion to 8th grade (the school currently...

Rutgers–Camden Students Help LEAP Innovators in “Fab Lab”

Liz Ramos sketches out a shape on a notepad while taking inventory of the robotics parts assembled on her desk at the LEAP Academy University Charter School.  If she’s missing a gear or some other piece for her prototype,...

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