Gov. Christie selects superintendent for Newark schools

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has nominated a New York City school superintendent to run the Newark Public School system.

In front of a standing-room only crowd at Science Park High School in Newark, Christie welcomed Cami Anderson to the district she now calls home. The governor called her a "visionary leader." Christie used a football analogy, promising to be a "lead blocker" and protect her blind-side against unfair criticism and expectations.

The former Teach for America executive was a superintendent for troubled and at-risk students in New York City before taking the Newark job. Anderson must still be approved by the state board of education.

All eyes are also on the $100 million matching grant from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Mayor Cory Booker tells News 12 New Jersey that they still have to raise about $60 million.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Bayonne Board of Education voted Wednesday evening 1 Nearly 300 Bayonne School District employees, including teachers, laid off
Bayonne layoffs 2 Bayonne layoffs
Ruben Mondalto was able to wander away from 3 Toddler wanders away from Sayreville day care
Hackensack residents say that they want to see 4 Residents voice concerns over Teterboro flight paths
Hoboken police two men assaulted a woman and 5 Hoboken police seek ID of robbery suspects

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE