NYC official approved to head Newark schools

June 1, 2011 6:38:54 PM PDT
A new superintendent for the Newark school system has been formally appointed.

New Jersey's state Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to approve Cami Anderson to run the state-operated Newark Public Schools.

The 39-year-old Anderson was the former head of programming for the New York City-based New Leaders for New Schools.

She will succeed Clifford Janey as superintendent of the 40,000-student district.

Janey resigned in January, four months after Gov. Chris Christie decided not to renew his $280,000-a-year contract.

Details of Anderson's salary and benefits are still being worked out. She's scheduled to start in two weeks.

Her selection was first announced in May.