NJ Education Report: Murphy Administration Approves a New Public Charter School

In “BREAKING: Murphy Administration Approves a New Public Charter School,” the NJ Education Report announces that Brilla Charter School was approved as a new charter school in Paterson, NJ. The approval is long awaited and much welcomed, as described by the New Jersey State Board of Education Andrew Mulvihill; “[a]fter almost four years we finally have a new charter school approved. It’s crazy that, with 36,000 students on waitlists for charter schools that this administration— that speaks so often about equity for all —has done so little to facilitate one of the great equalizers, new charter schools.” The article goes on to describe how Brilla schools educate a diverse student demographic that is serviced by an equally diverse teacher demographic.

Bronx Times: Check out these charter schools for your child to attend in the Bronx

As parents are weighing their child’s educational options, charter schools are a high-quality, high-performing option for families. In the article, “Check out these charter schools for your child to attend in the Bronx,” the Bronx Times highlights Brilla Public Charter Schools, as an option for parents that prepare children in the classical tradition, helping them grow intellectually, socially and physically.

published on March 17, 2021

Bronx Times: Considering a Charter School for Your Kids

The Bronx Times considers Charter Schools and showcases the Brilla Public Charter Schools in the Bronx, in the article “Considering a Charter School for Your Kids.”

Vermont Catholic: Siblings hear call to serve

Two Vermont siblings have answered God’s call to be missionaries and serve others beyond the Green Mountain State, writes the Vermont Catholic in the article “Siblings hear the call to serve.” Bethany serves as a Seton Teaching Fellow in the Bronx and works with seventh- and eighth-grade students at Brilla College Prep Middle School. David is a missionary with Franciscan Volunteer Ministry in Philadelphia at St. Francis Inn.

Bronx Times: Nonprofit provides relief to south Bronx community

Santa Rita de Cascia Parish and Brilla Public Charter Schools partnered to help low-income families with weekly distributions of food, personal care items, and sanitary products, writes the Bronx Times in the article “Nonprofit provides relief to south Bronx community.” Relief was also provided to increase access to remote learning by providing internet connection and computers for students. The funding was provided by the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute (QSSI).

Education Next: In Catholic Schools, an Experiment with Blended Learning

National research director at EdChoice, Mike McShane, explores the innovative and cost-efficient teaching model of Seton’s blended learning schools in the article, “In Catholic Schools, an Experiment with Blended Learning.” He interviews Seton’s blended learning director, Emily Gilbride, to discuss the unique characteristics of the blended learning model, while exploring key learning points for other schools looking to pursue virtual, personalized teaching models.

published on November 24, 2020

Forbes: Are We Getting the Most Bang for Our Education Buck?

Forbes contributor and national research director at EdChoice, Mike McShane, looks at polling research and compares how effectively three education models use funds in the article, “Are We Getting The Most Bang For Our Education Buck?” Seton Education Partners’ blended learning work with Catholic schools is featured in the piece, noting that Seton is “growing to serve more and more students as their cost-effective models are proven to provide a solid product.”

published on September 16, 2020

Univision: Radio California Libre con Pablo Kleinman

Univision’s Pablo Kleinman interviews our own Yeime Valle, chief of El Camino and Seton Teaching Fellows, on Seton’s work in NYC during his Spanish radio show, Radio California Libre.

published on August 13, 2020

Charter School Growth Fund: Achieving the Impossible Starts With Relationships

What’s the key to starting strong this school year while being remote? Start with relationships. The Charter School Growth Fund features our very own Jolleen Wagner sharing how Brilla Public Charter Schools is living out the belief that “no significant learning can occur in life without a relationship.”

published on August 12, 2020

Summer 2020 Issue of Philanthropy: The Great Distance-Learning Experiment

In the Summer 2020 Issue of Philanthrophy, Madeline Fry Schultz writes about the successes and failures of forced distance learning, quoting our Co-founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Saroki de García about her insights into how to implement technology the right way.

published on July 16, 2020