Newark Supe Announces Grant from the Private Non-Profit College Board

Newark Superintendent Chris Cerf announced on Tuesday that the district had formed a partnership with the College Board, the private non-profit that administers the PSAT’s and SAT’s. In a press release Cerf said,
Our partnership with the College Board is critically important to the future long-term academic success of our young men and women. It is time that we offer students in Newark the same opportunities that students across New Jersey have been afforded for a number of years.
The partnership will include, according to the Star-Ledger,

The private organization has a history of footing the cost for the college entrance exams in over 100 districts in 17 states  and it’s especially noteworthy in  Newark where only 14% of residents have graduated from college.

This initiative is simply another way in which private money supplements traditional public schools.