The skills of amrican workforce

Commission & Staff


Clifford Janey

Superintendent, Newark Public Schools, New Jersey

Clifford Janey has been Superintendent of Schools in the District of Columbia since September 2004. Prior to his selection as School Superintendent for the nation’s capital, Dr. Janey served as Vice President for Education at Scholastic, Inc., a $2 billion multimedia education publishing company in New York City. From 1995 to 2002, Dr. Janey served as Superintendent of Schools in Rochester, New York, an urban school system of 55,000 students. As Superintendent, he increased reading and mathematics performance on state assessments and reduced the achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white counterparts. Before serving as Superintendent of Schools in Rochester, Dr. Janey held a number of positions in the Boston Public Schools from 1973 to 1995. These included Chief Academic Officer, East Zone Superintendent (K-8), Community District Superintendent (K-12), Principal of Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, and Reading Teacher at the George Bancroft School. He also served as a principal in the Salem (MA) Public Schools and as Director of Black Studies at Northeastern University.