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Camden Middle School is a good example of the kind of challenges -- and uncertainties -- that await Cami Anderson on her first day as Newark's superintendent of schools.
The school, like the 39,000-student district, is in transition. Last year, less than half its students passed the state tests. This fall, it is moving in with Camden Street Elementary School next door, to form a single K-8 facility.
Replacing it will be three new high schools: the Bard High School Early College, New Day Charter School and People’s Prep Charter. And with them come new teachers and new families.