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Short List Emerges For School Chief

Boston has narrowed its search for the next superintendent of schools to a list of five candidates, all career educators with experience in urban schools, several sources close to the search said yesterday. The 12-member search committee, which conducted its last interviews with candidates yesterday, met behind closed doors to select the five, all of whom have met with the search committee in recent weeks.
Boston has narrowed its search for the next superintendent of schools to a list of five candidates, all career educators with experience in urban schools, several sources close to the search said yesterday. The 12-member search committee, which conducted its last interviews with candidates yesterday, met behind closed doors to select the five, all of whom have met with the search committee in recent weeks.

One of the candidates is Arlene Ackerman, the outgoing superintendent of San Francisco schools who was that system's first woman and first African-American leader. Ackerman, who plans to start teaching education this fall at Columbia University's Teachers College, has won acclaim for cutting budgets and raising test scores at failing schools in both Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

This article, written by Tracy Jan and Maria Sacchetti, appeared in the June 27th, 2006 publication of The Boston Globe.

Published Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2006

Short List Emerges For School Chief

Boston has narrowed its search for the next superintendent of schools to a list of five candidates, all career educators with experience in urban schools, several sources close to the search said yesterday. The 12-member search committee, which conducted its last interviews with candidates yesterday, met behind closed doors to select the five, all of whom have met with the search committee in recent weeks.

One of the candidates is Arlene Ackerman, the outgoing superintendent of San Francisco schools who was that system's first woman and first African-American leader. Ackerman, who plans to start teaching education this fall at Columbia University's Teachers College, has won acclaim for cutting budgets and raising test scores at failing schools in both Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

This article, written by Tracy Jan and Maria Sacchetti, appeared in the June 27th, 2006 publication of The Boston Globe.

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