Marcus Newsome announced his retirement in October 2015. He planned to do some consulting and teach at a university. But he was troubled by the negative stories he was hearing about Petersburg and a few phone calls later, he decided to put his retirement on hold.
Now Newsome and his team are working to develop a corrective action plan while also dealing with several million dollars in budget cuts. On this edition of Learning Curve, 88.9 WCVE’s Catherine Komp speaks with Newsome about his goals for Petersburg, challenges ahead and his views on arts curriculum and bridging the digital divide.