New Jersey's top education official has reportedly recommended that the state keep Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson on the job.
Citing a letter it obtained, The Star-Ledger reports that Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf has recommended that Anderson's three-year contract be renewed for another three years, beginning next July.
The terms of the new deal have not been finalized, and the state Board of Education would have to approve the deal. Anderson now earns an annual salary of $247,500 and can receive a performance bonus worth up to $50,000.
Cerf and Gov. Chris Christie recently praised Anderson for brokering a landmark teacher contract that offers bonuses to top teachers for the first time.
But some community leaders in Newark have been sharply critical of Anderson's policies.
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