Charter schools association head applauds federal grant

TRENTON – The head of the state Charter Schools Association applauded the announcement that $14.5 million in federal funds will be available to expand the number of charter schools in the state.

Carlos Perez, the president and CEO of the New Jersey Charter Schools Association, said, “Many of New Jersey’s charter schools are created by parents and teachers who want to run a great school to meet the needs of the families in the community. This federal grant will allow these educational entrepreneurs to start off on the right foot while meeting the high expectations of their families.”

He said that there are approximately 20,000 students statewide on waiting lists for charter schools, and more such schools are needed.

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