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Mar 15, 12:00 AM

Trenton Community Charter School fights to remain open under N.J. deadlines for improvement

Principal Christi Pemberton thinks Trenton Community Charter School has plenty to be proud of, like having students meet Gov. Chris Christie last month, running separate mentoring programs for boys and girls, and seeing successful alumni come back to the school this week to inspire current students. "In order for our children to become successful, they have to see where that success will lead them," Pemberton said Monday. "The best people to express that to them are people who look and sound like themselves." But the 13-year-old charter faces serious challenges in improving student achievement, and possibly even in continuing to operate beyond this June.

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