Newark Charter School Fund Praises Christie Administration for Securing $14.5 million in Federal Funds
NEWARK -- The Newark Charter School Fund today applauded the work of the Christie administration for securing a $14.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant to support the expansion and replication of high quality charter schools in New Jersey.
"We applaud Gov. Christie, Acting Commissioner Cerf, and the state Department of Education's charter school office for their success in securing federal funds to support the creation of new high quality charter school options for New Jersey students and the replication of high performing charters," said Mashea Ashton, CEO of the Newark Charter School Fund (NCSF).
"These funds will be vital for new quality start-up charters, replication and sharing best practices. NCSF has been pleased to partner with the state Education Department in working with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). With technical assistance and guidance from NACSA, the state Education Department was able to make the changes needed to access these federal funds."