Families make a difference

Published on Friday, July 30, 2010

It may be cliché, but we all know it takes a village to raise a child. That’s one reason NJEA created FAST, Families and Schools Together Work for Children. The goal of the FAST program is to encourage families to be involved in their children’s education, to enhance their academic progress, and to feel welcome in public schools.

FAST is a coalition of education advocates, community groups, and schools working together to foster family involvement in education.

FAST programs are currently underway in several districts, including Atlantic City, Bridgeton, Burlington City, Camden, East Orange, Elizabeth, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Newark, Passaic City, Pemberton, Trenton, Vineland, Wanaque, West Windsor - Plainsboro, Winslow Twp., and others are beginning.


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