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Superintendent Roger Leon
Updated August 6, 2019
León’s staffing shakeup continues: 15 new principals to take the helm of Newark schools
With school starting in less than a month, Newark Public Schools has announced its principal lineup for the year.
July 15, 2019
We read Roger León’s Clarity 2020 plan for Newark’s schools so you don’t have to. Here’s what to expect in the next year.
Roger León’s Clarity 2020 plan for Newark schools has 168 action items. We’ve broken them down so students, parents, and educators can know what to expect.
'I'm the boss'
July 2, 2019
During his first year in charge, Roger León started reshaping Newark’s schools — and promised bigger changes to come
In his first year as superintendent, León started to eliminate policies he didn't like and restore ones he does. Now, residents will start looking for results.
change at the top
June 27, 2019
Nicole T. Johnson, North Ward principal, to become deputy superintendent of Newark schools
Nicole T. Johnson, principal of Newark's Elliott Street School, will replace Gerald Fitzhugh II as the district's deputy superintendent.
'first in flight'
Updated July 1, 2019
New Jersey’s first all-male public school celebrates its first graduating class
The cheers were loud as Samuel Colon’s name was called Wednesday evening to receive his high school diploma.
June 3, 2019
Newark’s 2019 Teacher of the Year is a homegrown educator who wants students to know, ‘You are loved’
Tamara Leveridge, a sixth-grade English teacher at Ivy Hill School, has been named Newark’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.
February 27, 2019
NJIT wants to enroll more Newark students. It’s joining forces with the school district to make it happen.
In order to enroll more Newark residents, NJIT will help local high school students with math and give out full scholarships.
vocational training returns
Updated February 25, 2019
Career education is poised for a comeback in Newark high schools, but challenges await
Newark's new superintendent wants to rebuild career-themed academies inside the district's often struggling traditional high schools.
January 31, 2019
Newark reading teachers get help from an unlikely source: a charter school network
Dozens of Newark Public Schools teachers attended a workshop Wednesday led by Uncommon Schools, a rare example of district-charter collaboration.
Updated January 23, 2019
Work here, enroll here: Officials want Newark teachers to send their kids to Newark schools
Superintendent Roger León wants more district employees who live outside the city to enroll their children in Newark schools.
January 17, 2019
Superintendent León calls on Newarkers to help shape his plan for city’s schools
Superintendent León unveiled on Wednesday his district strategy, called "NPS Clarity 2020." Now, he's asking community members to weigh in.
six months in
January 16, 2019
As Newark superintendent makes whirlwind changes, some residents seek ‘clarity’
Superintendent Roger León has made a flurry of changes since starting in July. But some observers still aren't clear about his overall plan.
Back to school
September 4, 2018
Newark officials deliver a message to students on first day: Keep showing up
Newark officials hope to improve the district's attendance rate and combat chronic absenteeism this school year.
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