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Dec 16, 2014

Newark Charter School Fund Hosts 4th Annual Charter School Compact Signing

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The Newark Charter School Fund (NCSF), a nonprofit organization that makes grants to support the quality growth and sustainability of Newark public charter schools, will host the 4th annual Newark Charter School Compact signing event. Seventeen of Newark’s 20 public charter schools will sign the Compact.

In signing the Compact, charter schools commit to upholding the highest principles of transparency and public accountability, serving an unmet need in Newark, striving for educational excellence and fulfilling their mission to educate all students in the most equitable manner possible. The Compact was developed in 2011 and is believed to be the first urban charter school compact in the United States.

The Compact-signing event will also feature a conversation with Robert Curvin, one of New Jersey’s most respected civil rights leaders and an expert on Newark’s history, present and future. The author of the new book, “Inside Newark: Decline, Rebellion, and the Search for Transformation,” Curvin is a visiting scholar at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, N.J. 07102

Mashea Ashton, CEO of the Newark Charter School Fund
Robert Curvin, author of “Inside Newark”
Various Newark clergy, elected officials and charter school funders
Representatives from 17 Newark public charter schools:

Discovery Charter School
Great Oaks Charter School
Lady Liberty Academy Charter School
Link Community Charter School
Marion P. Thomas Charter School
Merit Prep Charter School
Newark Educators Community Charter
Newark Legacy
Newark Preparatory Charter School
North Star Charter School
Paulo Freire Charter School
People’s Preparatory Charter School
Philips Academy Charter School
Robert Treat Academy Charter Schools
Roseville Community Charter School
TEAM Academy Charter School
University Heights Charter School

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