“If it means reorganizing the staff, that’s what it means”

Excellent in-depth profile of efforts to turn around one of Newark’s toughest schools. Must-read view from the ground, the first of a year-long series in the excellent online NJ Spotlight.

Here’s an excerpt focusing on one of the key levers the principal has: the ability to hand-pick his staff, the first of our 3 Cs (conditions, capacity and clustering).

“We can’t ignore history. This has been a low-performing school, and we have done something wrong collectively in order to get to this point,” Glover said. “That makes all of us held accountable . . . So if it means reorganizing the staff, that’s what it means.”