Newark schools officials announce funds for school supplies

A foundation created to allocate the $100 million Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated to improve education in Newark has made a conciliatory move by awarding money to the school district's teachers

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2015, 3:39 AM

Updated 3,149 days ago

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Newark schools officials announce funds for school supplies
A foundation created to allocate the $100 million Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated to improve education in Newark has made a conciliatory move by awarding money to the school district's teachers for school supplies.
The Foundation for Newark's Future and schools superintendent Christopher Cerf announced the plans Wednesday, a day before classes begin.
Principals at the city's 60 district schools are also receiving $7,500 for teacher training, field trips or other needs.
The announcement is a contrast to a start of school last year marked by protest of the district administration.
Cerf is a former state education commissioner who was appointed over the summer to replace Cami Anderson, a superintendent often criticized for not engaging with the community.
He is also charged with getting the district out of state control.


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