As Classes Begin, Boston's New Superintendent Keeps Focus On Narrowing Achievement Gaps

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It's the first day of classes for Massachusetts' largest school district — the Boston Public Schools. City leaders are touting some successes in the school system, including an all-time high graduation rate and all-time low dropout rate.

As schools open Tuesday morning, they're under new management. A new superintendent of schools is now on the job.

Superintendent Tommy Chang joined Morning Edition to talk about graduation rates, achievement gaps and his hopes for the school year.

This segment aired on September 8, 2015.


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