Principal and teacher turnover

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.
District officials hope the pay increase will attract new teachers and boost morale among current teachers.
Two rows of cars lined the front entrance of Science Park High School at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday as parents waited to pick up their children after the first day of school.
With school starting in less than a month, Newark Public Schools has announced its principal lineup for the year. The changes means that almost a quarter of Newark Public Schools will have new leaders in the upcoming year.