Four charter organizations have just been approved by the NJ Department of Education to open new schools in September. According to NJ Spotlight, the four are:
• College Achieve Central Charter School (serving Plainfield), K-12, 1,748 students
• Dream Academy Charter School (serving Newark), PreK-8, for 720 students
• Excellence Charter School (serving Camden), K-12, 1,944 students
• Link Community Charter School (serving Newark, East Orange, Orange, Irvington), 5-8, 288 students
Established charter organizations, like the overseers of these four, have access to a speedy application process. Excellence Charter School in Camden is proposed by the highly-regarded Mastery charter school network. I wrote about this last week at WHYY’s Newsworks.