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The Vallas Effect
Education Next | Spring 2008

Bridgeport, Conn. has announced that Paul Vallas will become the superintendent of the city’s school system on January 1. The hard-charging leader has left a trail of admirers and critics in the other big-city districts he has led. In 2008, Dale Mezzacappa wrote about Vallas’s move to New Orleans for Ed Next. In 2003, Alexander Russo looked back at Vallas’s time in Chicago as he prepared to leave for Philadelphia.

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