Two New Jersey charters ordered to close

Friday, May 9, 2014

The New Jersey Department of Education has ordered two charter schools, one in Camden and the other in Newark, to shut down as a result of low test scores.

Acting Education Commissioner David Hespe issued a letter to officials at Camden’s City Invincible Charter School on May 1, stating the institution’s “dismal academic performance” has moved the state to take action.

“City Invincible’s dismal academic outcomes demonstrate that the school is failing to provide high-quality education to its students,” read the letter, in part.

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