Newark Charter School Fund Launches Education Campaign
(NEWARK, N.J.) – October 7, 2013 – The Newark Charter School Fund (NCSF), a nonprofit organization that makes grants to support the quality growth and sustainability of Newark public charter schools, today released an educational video about the success of Newark’s public charter school sector.
According to a recent NCSF survey, a majority of Newark residents initially thought charters schools were private schools funded with public money. Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that any child is eligible to attend.
“Newark residents overwhelmingly support public charter schools and the role they play in providing access to a high-quality education, but many do not know how charters actually operate,” said Mashea Ashton, CEO of NCSF. “This video and the corresponding educational campaign will help raise awareness about the options public charter schools provide and drive vital parental engagement in Newark’s education system.”
Participants in the video include Mashea Ashton, CEO of the Newark Charter School Fund; Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark; Jared Taillefer, Executive Director of Great Oaks Charter School; Marshae’ Newkirk, School Director of Roseville Community Charter School; Melanie Hinds, 2nd-grade Teacher at University Heights Charter School; Dana Murray, TEAM Charter School garent; A’Dorian Murray, TEAM Charter School graduate; and current Newark charter school students.