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October 29, 2018
Passed over for superintendent, a top Newark Public Schools official will lead small charter network
A. Robert Gregory, once a leading candidate to become Newark Public Schools' superintendent, will instead become chief of Marion P. Thomas Charter School.
'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.
April 27, 2018
Former Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso said to be a candidate for Newark school superintendent role
Alonso, who ran the Baltimore school system for six years, withdrew from the running to become Los Angeles' school chief earlier this week.
April 25, 2018
Racial tensions flare at Newark’s elite Science Park High School amid debate over admissions policies
The popular magnet school enrolls a smaller share of black students than the district overall. Critics blame its admission rules.
April 12, 2018
Newark looks to build school-to-work ‘pipeline’ by boosting vocational education
Newark school officials want to revamp the district's "archaic" vocational programs so that students are prepared for well-paying jobs.
March 14, 2018
With district’s blessing, Newark students join national school walkout against gun violence
Newark officials encouraged schools to support students who wanted to join in a national protest calling for stricter gun laws.
February 1, 2018
‘All eyes are on Newark’: As the city regains control of its schools, a look at what’s to come
A 22-year state takeover of Newark's public schools is over. Now, local decisions about leadership, spending, and more, begin.
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