Johnson Stepping Down as Leader of Boston Public Schools

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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Superintendent Carol R. Johnson announced she would step down after nearly six years at the helm of the Boston school system.

She said in a statement that it was a “difficult decision” to leave the job she has held for nearly six years but the loss of her husband, Matthew, had been “life-altering for me and my entire family.”

She said she was proud of her accomplishments since she took office in August 2007. She cited, among other things, improved high school graduation rates and MCAS performance, bringing hundreds of students back to school who had dropped out, and closing achievement gaps.

“We are proud to have helped more students enter and complete college,” she said in a statement posted on the Web.

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