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People’s Prep students celebrate college acceptance night

Newark, NJ—The students of People’s Preparatory Charter School celebrated and announced their college choices Wednesday and many gained awards for their personal successes. At the event at Rutgers-Newark Robeson Campus Center, school staff told stories of students doubling up on classes as needed, a cellist heading to Penn State, students advocating for themselves, artists emerging,…Read More

After my dad died, my mentors were key to my academic success – and growing up

Growing up and becoming a man is a challenge for any teenage boy, and no one can do it alone. I was born at Beth Israel and have lived in Newark my whole life. Any child in our city is aware of the unique challenges we face — whether it be the lack of equity…Read More

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Program helps Newark students envision themselves in college

 Students at People’s Preparatory Charter School in Newark are getting on buses to visit different colleges and universities in the tri-state area. It’s something they do a couple times a year. “My brother, he didn’t go to college, so I want to be the first one to go to college out of my family,”…Read More