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....

A Forest for the Streets: Rutgers–Camden and LEAP Students Team Up to Grow Food Forest in Camden

By Tom McLaughlin More needs to be done – and soon, explains Matthew Closter. With one main supermarket, Camden is a USDA-designated food desert. What’s more, the city continues to be plagued by a number of environmental...

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...

How Do We Talk To Students About Paris? First Create a Culture of Safety

By Sajan George, CEO of Matchbook Learning Paris, the world famous city of art, literature, culture, fashion and romanticism was rocked (and the rest of the world along with it) by a series of terrorist attacks this weekend. ...

#MusicMonday: Because Every Child Should Have Access to the Arts

Each year Trenton's Foundation Academy Charter School has a spring performance--this June it was held at Rider University. In this short film music teachers, Emily DiUglio and Peter Oswald, explain how their students are...

MUST WATCH: Through Classical Music, Students ‘Stand’ Together

The Foundation Academy Charter School of Trenton, NJ has the incredible opportunity to team up with local and professional musicians to teach students.  ‘Stand Partners’ is a unique partnership with the  Djokic Family...

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