Charter School

Some Parents Hedging Bets On Englewood Charter

Complaints of lack of communication from founder as state deadline nears.

07/05/2011
Associate Editor

It’s a common trope: the lottery winner who discovers his or her fortune to be less of a than a blessing than it first appeared.

Now, some New Jersey parents whose children won spots in Shalom Academy Charter School’s admissions lotteries this winter and spring are wondering if they were so lucky after all.

Academy Charter School, above, opened last fall.

Englewood Charter Garners Major Orthodox Supporters

Application reveals letters from pulpit rabbis, other Jewish leaders even as some express reservations.

02/01/2011
Associate Editor

The application for a controversial Hebrew charter school in Englewood, N.J., includes letters of support from two prominent Orthodox pulpit rabbis, as well as from several other high-profile Jewish leaders.

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, left, and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
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