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Somerset charter elementary school ranks 2nd in the state

SOMERSET -- The lobby of the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School resembles the set of a Star Wars movie, only its the science project done by 5th graders who entered the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program held by NASA.

The project on the evaporation rates in space was among 25 student experiments selected from more than 2,500 from around the country that was carried aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket with the CRS-8 Dragon Spacecraft for a 30-day stay in the International Space Station in April.

Somerset charter elementary school ranks 2nd in the state

1 / 8 The school's 5th-grade project on the evaporation rates in space was among 25 student experiments selected to be carried aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket with the CRS-8 Dragon Spacecraft for a 30-day stay in the International Space Station in April, 2016. (Photos by Dave Hutchinson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

From Official Twitter Account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey

From Official Twitter Account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey

Christie Praises Charter Schools, TEECS, During Brief Township Visit

Saying that it’s the state’s obligation to “maximize” every child’s “God-given potential,” Gov. Chris Christie on May 16 said that New Jersey’s commitment to charter school expansion “will be strong” for at least the rest of his term. Christie made his statements at the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School on Cortelyous Lane, after touring the school with its principal, Oguz Yildiz. Christie visited the school on the 20th anniversary of the enactment of legislation providing for charter schools in the state.

From Official Twitter Account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey

 

 Governor Christie: It Is Our Job To Maximize The God-Given Potential Of Every Student

From Official Twitter Account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey

 

Success in SIXTEEN Seconds! So impressed with the students I met today @EnergySmartCS #Algorithm

Gov. Christie visits Somerset to see how a tech-focused charter school is modernizing education

During a tour of the Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School, Gov. Chris Christie hailed the tech-focused charter as an example for future. At a news conference, the governor expressed why the charter school that offers students a technology focused curriculum should be a model for other schools.

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“With current enrollment at 336 students, growth is anticipated to reach 426 students by the 2016-2017 school year. As a tier 1 public school, you are inspiring the development of more cutting edge classrooms across New Jersey,” Christie said. The school’s staff agrees.

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE MEETS WITH STUDENTS AT ONE OF THE TOP NEW JERSEY CHARTER SCHOOLS

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) -- Charter schools are growing rapidly in New Jersey, and one charter school is among the top in the state. Governor Chris Christie is meeting with students at the Thomas Edison Energy Smart School, a school where robots and high-tech are part of the everyday curriculum. The 6th and 7th graders showed Governor Christie the robots they built.

 

One was even on the International Space Station. What you hear from the kindergarteners through 7th graders at the charter school is excitement.

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