Probe Finds Many Newark Educators Lack Proper Certification

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

The Newark public-school system is checking the certification records of more than 200 of its professional employees after a recent state review raised questions about their credentials.

The certification check was ordered by Elena J. Scambio, the Essex County school superintendent who monitors the Newark school system for the state.

Ms. Scambio directed the district--one of nine troubled school systems in New Jersey facing a possible state takeover--to fire or reassign educators found to be teaching a subject or grade level for which they are not certified, a spokesman said.

By last week, the district had4checked the records of 80 of the educators in question and found that 42 were properly certified and 32 were not, according to Joseph S. White, a district spokesman.

He said district officials were still reviewing the credentials of the other employees.--br

Vol. 07, Issue 20

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories