Tommy Chang To Resign As Head Of Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Tommy Chang the head Boston Public Schools is out of the job.

WBZ-TV reports that the the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, will resign before the start of the new school year.

Word of his resignation was apparently announced Friday afternoon. Chang arrived in Boston in 2015 where he was previously headed the Los Angeles Unified School District.

In a statement to WBZ NewsRadio1030  Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that  he and Chang mutually agreed that a change of leadership was needed in the Public Schools System.

Full Statement From Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

"Over the past year, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the progress we have made to improve education in Boston and the significant work ahead to ensure that we successfully reach the ambitious goals we have set for our students and schools. After several conversations with Tommy Chang about the future of Boston Public Schools, we have mutually agreed that there needs to be a change in leadership at BPS. 

"Education has been my priority from day one and I am proud to have provided unprecedented levels of investment for our schools, spearheaded initiatives such as expanded pre-K and extended learning time, and offered the support needed to bring about bold change for the district. However, in order to successfully implement our education agenda, we need a long-term education leader with a proven record in management who can gain the confidence of the community on the strategic vision for the district and execute on the many initiatives that have been identified as priorities for our students and schools".

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