Cami Anderson

Parents wait in line to enroll their children in school in Newark on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Schools Open, But Some Parents Boycott Over New Enrollment Program

Organizers say they expect 1,000 Newark families to keep their children out of the city’s public schools Thursday in a boycott over the city’s new enrollment system.

09/04/2014

Newark public schools stage a sit-in. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Public School Students Protest District Reform Plan

the students sat down in a meeting room Tuesday and did not get up until Wednesday morning. They then took their protest to the front of the school’s headquarters.

05/21/2014

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

$100 Million Coming For Repairs To Newark Schools

The Newark Public School District said the state has committed $100 million to repair its public schools.

12/22/2013

Classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

Tentative Newark Teachers Contract First In NJ To Tie Pay To Student Performance

The contract allows for up to $12,500 in bonuses tied to performance evaluations, said Newark Teachers Union President Joseph Del Grosso, making it the first in the state to tie the pay of public school teachers partly to how well their students perform.

10/18/2012

Mayor Cory Booker discusses the school plan - Newark, NJ - Mar 19, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Newark Announces Plan For Overhaul Of School System

Newark officials have unveiled the final details of a wide-ranging plan to overhaul the city’s struggling school district.

03/19/2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Officials Back Newark School Closings Proposal

“Your children are going to be getting into environments that are better for their future. It’s as simple as that,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker said.

02/11/2012

Cami Anderson gets advice from students after being tapped by Gov. Christie to lead Newark schools (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Gov. Chris Christie Names Cami Anderson To Be New Newark Schools Superintendent

Anderson most recently served as superintendent of Alternative High Schools and Programming for the New York City Board of Education.

05/04/2011