JOHN MOONEY | MAY 16, 2017

After more than a year at the bargaining table, NTU walks away with contract that protects performance bonuses, includes raises

Newark schools superintendent Christopher Cerf

Four years ago, a landmark contract for Newark public school teachers warranted a public signing and a press conference, complete with Gov. Chris Christie and the national president of the American Federation of Teachers.

The deal was the first in the state with significant performance bonuses for teachers, mostly funded by private money, including the much-ballyhooed $100 million gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.