Excerpt: An Insider’s Account of How the Charter School Idea Became a National Movement — Day One at New Jersey’s North Star Academy

Students at North Star Academy Vailsburg Elementary School in Newark, N.J. participate in a PARCC test pep rally in February 2018. (Emmeline Zhao)

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