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Starting salary for Newark teachers raised to $62K

The Newark Board of Education and the Newark Teachers Union recently agreed to raise the district’s starting salary for new teachers to $62,000 per year.

“While teacher shortages across the nation have been exacerbated by the global pandemic, we in Newark are leveraging multiple strategies to attract and retain great teachers,” Newark superintendent Roger León said in a June 2 post on the Newark BOE website. “These new salaries will attract fresh talent and at the same time foster retention by increasing the salaries of experienced teachers.”

“The importance of this agreement cannot be overstated,” said NTU President John M. Abeigon (above). “This is a great first step in attracting new hires, retaining recently hired and recently tenured staff, and rewarding those who have remained throughout Newark’s most challenging decade. Equally important is the impact this will have on all staff salary guides in our future negotiations set to begin in January 2023.”