New Jersey to take over Camden school district

The city of Camden will become a ward of the state of New Jersey beginning next year, as Governor Chris Christie announced the state will takeover the vastly underperforming district. Philadelphia Inquirer: Gov. Christie plans to announce Monday that he is taking the extraordinary step of putting the educational and fiscal management of the Camden School District under state control, The Inquirer has learned. As part of the takeover of what the state considers the worst-performing district in New Jersey, Christie will appoint a new superintendent and leadership team, shifting the school board to an advisory role, according to Christie administration officials briefed on the plan. The Republican governor's move nonetheless has support from at least a few school board members and key Democratic leaders in the South Jersey political establishment, some of whom are expected to join Christie at the takeover announcement Monday in the city, officials said. Camden will become...(Read Full Post)