Camden, N.J. schools superintendent unveils strategic plan

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A month after Newark’s leadership unveiled its plan for reorganizing that city’s public schools, Camden’s state-appointed superintendent yesterday launched his own strategic plan – which could prove to be equally controversial and challenging.

Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard’s plan, “The Camden Commitment,” is not as detailed as Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s “One Newark” plan for the state’s largest district, also run by the state.

But Rouhanifard’s goals appear to be just as ambitious and his plan bears several similarities to Newark’s, including proposals for a universal enrollment system and a broad partnership with charter school networks that are already on their way to serving half of Camden’s students within the next five years.

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