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Roger León has been Newark’s superintendent for 1 year. The board is already considering a contract extension.
One year after hiring Roger León to steer Newark schools as they returned to local control, the city school board is considering extending the superintendent’s contract.
comings and goings
July 12, 2019
León appoints Newark school district veterans to oversee academics, facilities, and student support
A year after forcing out officials hired by his predecessor, Newark superintendent Roger León is staffing up again — promoting principals and other district veterans.
July 9, 2019
Newark school buildings raised safety concerns. Why haven’t they been fixed?
Many Newark schools need to be renovated or replaced. But with the state providing limited support, the district is grappling with how to fund the repairs.
June 27, 2019
Several Newark schools will lose vice principals, get new leaders amid staffing shakeup
At least 35 vice principals are exiting their posts as Superintendent León slims down the corps of school administrators. At least six principals are also departing.
at the bargaining table
June 21, 2019
With contract about to expire, Newark Teachers Union says new deal with district is ‘very close’
The Newark Teachers Union and the district are negotiating a new contract to replace one that expires this month. Teacher raises and merit pay could be on the line.
June 14, 2019
Superintendent León unveils long-awaited plan to build ‘stronger, wiser’ school system
The plan, called NPS Clarity 2020, hints at some specific initiatives while calling for the redesign of nearly every aspect of the school system.
May 24, 2019
After educators weigh in, Newark schools set to get new textbooks that prioritize diversity
Newark Public Schools educators helped review new English and math textbooks, which will soon be rolled out in schools pending the board's approval.
May 21, 2019
Big staffing changes coming to Newark schools, as top-to-bottom overhaul begins
Superintendent Roger León said he will eliminate certain school administrator positions, while also hiring directors to oversee academics across the district.
May 3, 2019
How can Newark’s superintendent improve the city’s schools? Stakeholders weigh in.
Newark residents and school stakeholders offered recommendations for improving the district as the new superintendent prepares to release his master plan.
April 15, 2019
‘Match letters’ are delayed in Newark as families anxiously await school placements for the fall
Families were supposed to learn Monday what schools their children will attend in the fall, but the notifications were delayed.
'employees without placement sites'
April 5, 2019
Newark moves to end costly pool of displaced teachers, but some staffers linger in it
Superintendent Roger León said the district saved nearly $6 million by shrinking the pool, but some unassigned employees remain in it.
March 29, 2019
Newark’s traditional schools need more money, officials say, amid rising charter school costs
Newark school officials want voters to approve a 2 percent tax hike and lawmakers to provide more aid to help fund new projects in the district.
March 27, 2019
Newark schools backtracked in 2018 on several measures, halting years of progress
Newark Public Schools backtracked on several measures last year, including the graduation rate, absenteeism rate, and college-readiness scores.
February 20, 2019
Years after laying them off, Newark brings back attendance workers to track down absent students
More than 40 new attendance counselors and truancy officers will soon be tracking down absent students in Newark.
January 11, 2019
Newark’s rush to create new magnet-school admissions test is raising eyebrows. Here’s what you need to know.
Newark students will take a new high-stakes test next month. Big questions remain about how the test will be used and why it's necessary.
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