Newark Public Schools open as district anticipates full local control

NEWARK, NJ – Tuesday marked the beginning of a new era for the City of Newark, as city and school officials welcomed students back to the first day of school and the imminent return of full local control to the district. Newark Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Cerf and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka officially opened the 2017-18 school year at Technology High School, where school board members, elected officials, teachers and others gathered for a press conference to usher in the first day of what promises to be a momentous year for the district.