:: News for parents and students about important school events.
July 23, 2013: Merit Prep's 2012 - 2013 State Annual Report is now available. Download and read here.
July 12, 2013: Upcoming 2013 Board Meetings
Merit Prep Charter School of Newark has set the following dates for upcoming board of trustees meetings. All meetings will be held from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at 909 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102. These are public meetings and action will be taken.
July 17, 2013
August 21, 2013
September 18, 2013
October 16, 2013
November 20, 2013
December 18, 2013
July 2013: Getting Ready for 2013-2014
We are getting ready to welcome back our 7th grade students and a new class of 6th graders. During the summer, we are busy working on academic curriculum, enrolling new students and getting the building ready. School office hours are 9am - 4pm. Call (973) 642-4400 with any questions.
:: News stories about Merit Prep in the local and national media.
November 11, 2013 - From the New York Times: Innovation Imperative: Change Everything | Online Education as an Agent of Transformation Read More >
August 26, 2013 - From the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation: Will computers replace teachers? Read More >
July 9, 2013 - From Public Impact: Touchstone Education - New Charter With Experienced Leader Learns from Extending Teachers' Reach Read More >
June 29, 2013 - From The Economist: Catching on at Last - New technology is poised to disrupt America's schools, and then the world's Read More >
May 29, 2013 - From the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation: Is K-12 Blended Learning Disruptive? Read More >
January 10, 2013 - From Fortune Magazine: The Future of the Classroom Read More >
January 3, 2013 - From WNYC.org: Union Fights Computer Learning that Replaces Teachers. Read More >
January 3, 2013 - From The Hechinger Report: In New Jersey, teachers union fights blended learning. Read More >
December 2012 - Next Generation Learning Challenges: Breakthrough K-12 Blended Learning Model Designs (Including an Overview of Touchstone Education) Read More >
October 6, 2012 - mlive.com: Do students behave better in a digital learning environment? Read More >
October 5, 2012 - mlive.com: Conference: At Newark 'blended learning' school, 'Nothing here is normal' Read More >
October 3, 2012 - Innosight Institute: What are the right schools of experience for teachers in new schools? Read More >
May 2012 - Innosight Institute: Classifying K-12 blended learning Read More >
August 17, 2012 - NJ.com: Strides in online education pave way for virtual charter schools in N.J. Read More >
July 18, 2012 - NJ Spotlight: The 'Other' Online Charters Get Ready for New School Year in NJ Read More >
July 4, 2012 - Newark Patch: Anderson Vetoes Board Vote, Approves Charter Leases Read More >
January 30, 2012 - NJ Spotlight: 'Hybrid' Charters Will Meld Online Lessons With Conventional Instruction Read More >