Touchstone: Re-Inventing What School Looks Like


“Profiles of Next Generation Learning” is a new video series produced by Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Each video explores the ways schools and campuses are leveraging technology to make learning more personal, more flexible, and more meaningful to today’s students.

In this video, learn how Touchstone Education is creating a school that fits with today's world and prepares secondary students for a successful future by blending the best of face-to-face education with the benefits of modern learning technologies. Located in Newark, NJ, Merit Preparatory School is Touchstone Education's first charter school. It opened its doors to 80 pioneering 6th grade students in 2012 and will grow one grade level per year to grade 12. To learn about Touchstone Education's model and Merit Prep, visit:

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