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Report: Janey to be Offered Supt. Job in Newark

A year after he lost his job as D.C. school superintendent when Mayor Adrian M. Fenty won control of the system, Clifford B. Janey apparently is getting closer to becoming school chief in Newark.

According to the Star-Ledger, Janey will be offered the job. Valerie Merritt, spokeswoman for the Newark school system, told D.C. Wire today that a decision on the superintendent job is forthcoming, but she could not confirm that Janey is the top candidate.

"We do anticipate a decision sometime this week," Merritt said.

Newark is almost the size of D.C. -- it has 41,000 students compared to nearly 50,000 here.
The school system is under state control. According to the article, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine will decide whether to hire Janey.

If he is hired, Janey, who lasted in D.C. almost three years, would join several former school officials who landed in good positions after leaving the system.

Former superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who served from 1998-2000, became superintendent in San Francisco. She recently was hired to head the Philadelphia school system. Thomas M. Brady, who served as Janey's chief business operations officers, served as interim school chief in Philadelphia and was recently named superintendent in Providence, R.I. And Meria J. Carstarphen, who served as Janey's chief accountability officer, is now superintendent in St. Paul, Minn.

Dion Haynes

By Dion Haynes  |  June 9, 2008; 1:33 PM ET
Categories:  Education  
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