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July 2, 2018
Meet Roger León, the homegrown educator charting a new course for Newark schools
León has been a Newark student, teacher, and principal. Now, he takes over as superintendent at a historic moment for the district.
June 27, 2018
Flexing its new authority, Newark school board blocks some staffing changes sought by incoming superintendent
The school board rejected several people that incoming Superintendent Roger León sought to appoint or fire, but it approved others.
June 23, 2018
Top Newark school officials ousted in leadership shake-up as new superintendent prepares to take over
About 30 Newark Public Schools officials and administrators were given the option Friday to resign or face termination.
behind the scenes
Updated June 8, 2018
‘It may not bode well.’ State lawmaker intervened in Newark’s superintendent search, its first under local control
State Sen. Teresa Ruiz pressured officials to replace a member of the superintendent search committee and to allow an extra candidate, sources said.
Politics & Policy
June 6, 2018
Three lessons Newark’s new schools chief can learn from New York City’s retired chancellor
Roger León will soon take over a district still reeling from past changes. Former NYC schools chief Carmen Fariña knows what that's like.
June 1, 2018
Students are the ‘heartbeat’ of schools: Newark’s incoming superintendent shares his vision for the district
Roger León, the longtime Newark educator set to become schools chief, praised some charter schools and called past reforms "good work."
'It's a new day'
May 25, 2018
In Newark, will homegrown change replace outsider-led reform?
After controversial reforms enacted by outsiders, Newark has chosen a homegrown leader. Can he create a new model of change?
May 25, 2018
Newark board was leaning toward different superintendent candidate before unanimous vote for Roger Leon, source says
Another local candidate, A. Robert Gregory, got the most board backing in an informal poll days before the official vote, according to a source.
May 23, 2018
Former principal Roger Leon chosen as Newark’s new superintendent
Leon, a Newark native and veteran of the school system, was picked by the school board in a unanimous vote Tuesday night.
May 19, 2018
Newark superintendent finalists make their pitches to the public
The four finalists gave 30-minutes public presentations on Friday, days before the school board will decide whom to hire.
May 14, 2018
Nashville school official is one of four finalists to become Newark’s next superintendent
Sito Narcisse, Metro Nashville Public Schools' chief of schools, will join the three other finalists at a public forum on Friday.
May 8, 2018
Newark superintendent finalists will face the public on May 18
The finalists, whose names have not yet been revealed, will offer their visions for the school system during the public forum.
May 2, 2018
For the first time in a generation, Newark will pick its own schools chief. Meet the interim leader hoping to get the job.
After working in Newark schools for two decades, Robert Gregory thinks he's ready to lead the district. But he's not the only one vying for the top job.
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