Behind the Headline: Cami Anderson, Picked by Christie, Is Out as Newark Schools Superintendent

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Cami Anderson, Picked by Christie, Is Out as Newark Schools Superintendent
6/23/15 | New York Times

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Newark’s Superintendent Rolls Up Her Sleeves and Gets To Work
Winter 2013 | Education Next

Cami Anderson, the superintendent of the Newark public school system since 2011, resigned on Monday. Anderson embraced a reform agenda that was resisted by some students, parents and local leaders. According to Kate Zernike of the New York Times, Anderson “had feuded openly with the city’s populist new mayor, Ras J. Baraka, a former high school principal who was elected last year on a promise to return Newark — and its schools, which have been under state control for 20 years — to Newarkers.”

Peter Meyer profiled Cami Anderson in the Winter 2013 issue of Education Next in “Newark’s Superintendent Rolls Up Her Sleeves and Gets To Work.”

New Jersey education commissioner David Hespe has said Gov. Chris Christie intends to nominate Chris Cerf, the former state education commissioner who helped recruit Cami Anderson, to replace her.

Peter Meyer profiled Chris Cerf in the Spring 2012 issue of Education Next.

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