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Press Release: Parents Join State Charter Association and Ask Supreme Court to Include All Public Schools in Plan for School Facilities Funding

This week, a group of parents from Trenton, Paterson, Newark, and Camden joined the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association in asking the Supreme Court to consider additional facilities funding for all public schools in state-designated low income communities. Both motions were filed in the long-running Abbott v. Burke cases and in response to the Education Law Center’s filing seeking additional funding for projects as part of the School Development Authority’s 2019 Strategic Plan for Abbott Districts.



Press Release: New Jersey Public Charter School Leaders Release Statement Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

As we enter the second half of Hispanic Heritage Month, public charter school leaders across New Jersey are highlighting the contributions that Hispanic-Americans have made in their communities, and the vital role that Hispanic heritage plays in the United States. New Jersey’s Public Charter School students are 37% Latino, and Latino students in charter schools are not just adding to the vibrancy of their school communities, but also achieving comparatively stronger academic outcomes.



LEAP Academy University Charter School Educator Named Camden County Teacher of the Year

Sonia Chugh, an English as a second language (ESL) instructor at LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden, has been recognized as Camden County Teacher of the Year, one of 21 teachers in New Jersey who were awarded this honor. Chugh, who holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa, brings 20 years of experience to her students and creates an environment in her classroom where students of all backgrounds and cultures feel comfortable and ready to learn.



Parent Story: How North Star Academy Helped Both My Daughter and I Achieve Our Academic Goals

When I moved to New Jersey to pursue my degree at Rutgers, I needed to find the right school for my daughter. I was first introduced to North Star Academy, a public charter school in Newark, through a community service project. At this event, I got to see first-hand how much the North Star staff care for Newark families and our children. I had no doubts this is where I wanted my children to attend school.






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