Cami Anderson

Posted Nov. 11, 2019

We Need a New Way of Talking About Students Who Face Barriers Erected by Adults and Sustained by Broken Systems

I bring John, David, Ana and Sally into every training, strategy session and decision-making room I occupy.  Well, actually I bring their stories, to remind…

By Cami Anderson

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Posted Aug. 29, 2018

It’s Time for a Discipline Revolution in Our Schools

It’s back-to-school season and, this year more than ever, it is time to rethink how we approach student discipline. Dramatic current events, a steady drumbeat…

By Cami Anderson

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Posted July 20, 2017

Thought Charter and District Schools Couldn’t Work Together? Newark Has Found a Way

It’s often noted that the original vision for charter schools, championed by legendary teachers’ union leader Al Shanker and others, was that they’d be “laboratories…

By Charles Sahm

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Posted Sep. 20, 2016

The Key to Charter School Success Is Collaboration With District Schools

The dominant theme of Richard Whitmire’s book The Founders is that the top quintile of public charter school operators are remarkably open to collaboration with…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 20, 2016

A New Day in Newark: Ed Next Takes a Look at the New Supe

In the new edition of EducationNext, Richard Lee Colvin drills down on the last few tumultuous years in Newark, New Jersey’s largest and most politically-contentious…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Nov. 9, 2015

It’s Not Just a Success Academy Problem, It’s a National Shame

On Sunday, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, issued an apology in the New York Daily News for previously supporting zero-tolerance policies…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 14, 2015

Cami Anderson at The 74, Discussing Newark Reforms

After a controversial turn at the helm of Newark Public Schools, Cami Anderson is speaking out about Dale Rusakoff's "The Prize," a book that covered Cami's tenure in Newark among other aspects of reforming Newark's education system, as well as her experience in Newark. What’s your assessment, after years of leading the charge: Can struggling urban school districts like Newark's be truly turned into excellent school systems? If so, what…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Oct. 14, 2015

The 74 on “The Prize”

Andrew Martin, Director of Special Projects at KIPP New Jersey, recently wrote an "unwritten appendix" to Dale Rusakoff's "The Prize," a book covering the educational controversies of Newark, NJ. Martin provides additional information based on his experiences in New Jersey's education sector, including a reflection on the "real educational gains" seen by Newark students. For 2014, the most recent year that data is available, more than 40% of…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Aug. 31, 2015

Lessons From Newark: Not the Anti-Reform Narrative You Think

Dale Russakoff’s new book, The Prize, on reforms in the Newark Public Schools over the last five years is a dramatic and cautionary tale about…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Aug. 24, 2015

Once Upon a Time…in Newark

There’s a new kind of fairy tale in the annals of those who denigrate efforts at education reform. It goes something like this: Beleaguered city…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

Dr. King Would Have Shined a Light on the Shame of ‘Progressive’ Cities. So Should We.

On the day that the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was taken in 1968, he had become increasingly focused on the least of…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Jan. 27, 2020

Better Charter School Laws Can Help Families Win a Ticket Out of Poverty. Here’s Who’s Getting It Right.

As a tribute to National School Choice Week, one of the most empowering weeks of the year for parents, today, the National Alliance for Public…

By Todd Ziebarth

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Posted Jan. 27, 2020

What Happens When a Good Public Charter School Can’t Get a Building

Imagine that your 15-year-old daughter is enrolled in a public high school that you both chose for its affirmative culture and impressive academics. Your daughter—let’s…

By Laura Waters

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