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Principal and teacher turnover

Gateway U’s Teacher Pathway Program helps local school staff take steps to become eligible for full-time teaching positions.

This year’s reorganization reflects previous efforts to create pipelines to leadership roles and elevate people of color into leadership positions.

In 2019, a Newark Public Schools teacher filed a lawsuit against the former Sussex Avenue principal Darleen Gearhart alleging harassment, retaliation, and discrimination in the workplace. The lawsuit is ongoing.

The Newark school board approved the 10 promotions in June.

District officials hope the pay increase will attract new teachers and boost morale among current teachers.

About 60% of district schools started the year short at least one teacher or other instructional staffer. The greatest need was for bilingual and special education teachers.