Charter School Staffs Visit Convention
Posted on 01/02/2012
In October, NJEA President Barbara Keshishian sent a letter to the state’s charter school educators, inviting them to the NJEA Convention. The letter was their ticket for free admission on Friday, Nov. 11 to all parts of the convention that were open to guests: the exhibit hall, keynote speaker Manuel Scott, Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf’s presentation, High Tech Hall, the Celebration of Excellence, and other opportunities.
Kean Grad. Ph.D. Candidate Leads Newark Charter School
Posted on 12/30/2011
Marion P. Thomas Charter School's CEO, Karen Thomas, gets highlighted in Kean University's Magazine for her doctoral candidacy.
School Notebook: Technology advances at Marion P. Thomas
Posted on 12/04/2011
This year, 600 elementary and middle school students from Marion P. Thomas Charter School and their teachers are getting a learning boost from the new technology Computer Explorers has made available in their classrooms.
Byron Pitts "60 Minutes" Contributor and National Correspondent for CBS News Speaks to Boys at MPTCS
Posted on 09/16/2011
Newark, N.J. – On Friday, September 16, 2011, “60 Minutes” contributor and CBS News national correspondent Byron Pitts visited Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS) in Newark, NJ. Mr. Pitts addressed students from the school’s all-boys SELECT (Scholars Electing Lifelong Education Character and Transformation) program.
MPTCS Announces Preschool
Posted on 09/01/2011
September 2011, Newark, NJ — Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS) opened its new preschool for four-year olds on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. The new preschool is an expansion of MPTCS’s outstanding early elementary program and establishes the school as the first Newark charter school to offer a free preschool for local residents.
I Am a Kid from Newark and Now I Run a Charter School
Posted on 04/11/2011
In the early 1960’s when the South Ward of Newark was mixed with Black and Jewish families, I began my educational career as a student at Avon Avenue School. With the help of hard-working parents and a booming economy, I was able to attend a private school, becoming its first Black graduate.