Critics of the policies of the new superintendent in New Jersey's largest city say they're willing to give him a chance a year after schools opened with protests.
There's been praise this week for the early work of Newark schools Superintendent Christopher Cerf.
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The former state education commissioner was nominated in June by Gov. Chris Christie after Cami Anderson left following four contentious years overseeing a district's transformation efforts aided by a $100 million donation from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Cerf unveiled a plan Wednesday to give each district teacher $100 to spend on supplies and $7,500 for principals.
The $750,000 for the program came from the Foundation for Newark's Future, which was set up to distribute Zuckerberg's 2010 donation to improve education in Newark.