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Boston Mayor Appoints First 'Chief of Education'

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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has named the city's first-ever "chief of education," a new Cabinet-level position charged with coordinating school improvement efforts across public, charter, and private schools, as well as colleges and universities.

Turahn Dorsey, an evaluation director for the Boston-based Barr Foundation, will serve in the new post.

Mr. Walsh touted the position as a first of its kind in the nation, though other big-city mayors' offices, such as in the District of Columbia, Los Angeles, and New York City, also have high-level advisers focused on education issues.

Mr. Dorsey will not have direct authority over any of the school systems, but will advise the mayor on ways to improve education.

Vol. 34, Issue 04, Page 4

Published in Print: September 17, 2014, as Boston Mayor Appoints First 'Chief of Education'
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