Paez discusses his goals for Minneapolis schools

Sergio Paez
Sergio Paez was chosen as the new Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.
Courtesy Minneapolis Public Schools

The new superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools will face a host of challenges including one of the worst achievement gaps in the country between white students and students of color.

The school board Monday night chose Sergio Paez as their pick to lead the district. He has most recently been superintendent of the Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts.

He's expected to take over in Minneapolis from current interim superintendent Michael Goar in July.

MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Paez.

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