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.