Seniors at this high school will take all college classes

CAMDEN — Educators all over the state are doing their best to get seniors ready for college, but leaders at one Camden City school are doing one better: They’re changing students’ senior year into their first year of college.  Read more

The Woman Behind the Miracle on Cooper Street in Camden: “Poverty is not Permanent”

Education Post: June 2, 2017 Point A: A young girl born in Puerto Rico in 1962 spends her childhood traveling up and down the Eastern Coast from Florida to New Jersey as her parents, migrant laborers, follow the harvest. Point B: A highly-accomplished educational leader starts New Jersey’s very first public charter school in the … Read more The Woman Behind the Miracle on Cooper Street in Camden: “Poverty is not Permanent”

Scholar Earns Fulbright Award to Lead Professional Development Institute in Paraguay

Since 1997, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago has shepherded the LEAP Academy University Charter School from a small charter school to its transformational position today in Camden– and the world has taken notice. “The LEAP Academy has become a national and international success story,” says the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Administration at … Read more Scholar Earns Fulbright Award to Lead Professional Development Institute in Paraguay

A Big Step Forward Rutgers Magazine | Spring 2017

The LEAP Academy University Charter School, now in its 20th year, is the successful fulfillment of Gloria Bonilla-Santiago’s bold vision to change the lives of underserved Camden children through education. Read more…