Month: December 2015

Hoboken charter school lottery favors low-income students to break ‘cycle’ of poverty, officials say

HOBOKEN — Barbara Martinez, the board president of Hoboken’s K-8 Spanish and English bilingual education charter school HoLa, was a straight-A student at Newark public schools before she headed to New York University. “When I got to college after going through Newark public schools, I nearly flunked out (the first year) because I was so unprepared,”… (more…)

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