There's a market for former D.C. school superintendents and senior-level staffers.
Former superintendent Clifford B. Janey, who was fired by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty nearly a year ago when the mayor took over the schools, is apparently a leading candidate to head the Newark, N.J., school system.
According to this story in the Star-Ledger, he is among three finalists and is the top choice among the majority of members of a search committee.
Janey, who lasted in D.C. almost three years, is among several former school officials who have done well since leaving the system.
Former superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who served from 1998-2000, became superintendent in San Francisco. She recently was hired to head the Philadelphia school system. Thomas M. Brady, who served as Janey's chief business operations officer, served as interim school chief in Philadelphia and was recently named superintendent in Providence, R.I. And Meria J. Carstarphen, who served as Janey's chief accountability officer, is now superintendent in St. Paul, Minn.