Rybak: Leadership change for Minneapolis schools comes at crucial time

The Minneapolis school board is now searching for a new superintendent. That's after Bernadeia Johnson announced Tuesday that she's leaving the district's top job at the end of January.

The board will be looking for someone who can take on several challenges, including a stubborn achievement gap between white students and students of color.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, who's now the executive director of Generation Next, a group that works to close the achievement gap in Twin Cities schools, about what's next for Minneapolis schools.

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