6 things to know about Pedro Martinez, Chicago’s next schools chief

By: | September 16, 2021

Who is Pedro Martinez, the San Antonio superintendent tapped to be Chicago’s next schools chief?

The graduate of Chicago Public Schools and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has become a national name in education circles over the past decade (he was previously a finalist for two of the country’s most high profile schools chief jobs: Boston and Philadelphia). He became superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District in 2015.

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