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Tommy Chang (Courtesy of BPS)
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After an 18-month search, Boston has a new superintendent of schools.

Tuesday night, the Boston School Committee selected Tommy Chang, who's been working for the last three years as an instructional superintendent in Los Angeles.

Chang was one of four finalists to take over direction of the city's 128 schools.

He was the choice of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who has vowed to make improving the city's schools his top priority. He said the choice of school superintendent was the most important decision his administration was going to make.

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Tommy Chang, local instructional superintendent in the Intensive Support and Innovation Center at the Los Angeles Unified School District. He will be the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools. He tweets @TommyChangLAUSD.

John Connolly, co-founder and executive director of 1647, an education nonprofit start-up. He's former candidate for mayor of Boston and a former city councilor. He tweets @JohnRConnolly.

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WBUR: Tommy Chang Is Boston’s New School Superintendent

  • "Nearly two years after Carol Johnson announced her retirement, she has an official replacement as chief of Boston schools."

The Boston Globe: L.A. School Official Chang Touts Track Record

  • "Los Angeles school administrator Tommy Chang, who is vying to lead Boston’s public schools, fielded a wide range of questions and touted his track record Tuesday at a series of community events. Chang was the second of four candidates for school superintendent to meet with community leaders and School Committee members. He made the following remarks at a morning forum in downtown Boston."

This segment aired on March 4, 2015.

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