Camden, NJ — JerseyCAN: The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now today released a statement following the announcement that five of the most struggling public schools in Camden will be transformed and enter into new partnerships with the renaissance schools in Camden.

“The school transformations announced today in Camden will offer new opportunities to hundreds of students in Camden who will now be able to access schools with a strong track record of academic success,” said JerseyCAN Deputy Director Michele Mason. “My nephew attends one of the renaissance schools and having Uncommon Schools Camden Prep as an option for him has made a significant difference in a short period of time. This announcement today is personal. The leaders in Camden recognize that we can no longer confine students to failing schools and the transformations announced today are a critical step toward our shared goal of ensuring that all Camden students have access to a high quality education.”


Launched in March 2013, JerseyCAN: The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now, is a nonprofit organization that advocates for a high-quality education for all New Jersey kids, regardless of their address. We help create learning environments that best meet every child’s need by focusing our work on starting earlier, expanding choices, aiming higher, cultivating talent and reaching everyone.


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