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Jeff Riley Will Be Massachusetts’ New Education Commissioner


Published January 29, 2018

By Max Larkin

It’s official: Jeff Riley will be the state’s next education commissioner.

Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 8-3 to recommend Riley for the post. Among his supporters, Education Sec. James Peyser, who will make the official appointment.

“Riley is probably the best choice for us at this time,” Peyser said.

Riley has served as the state receiver supervising the turnaround of Lawrence Public Schools since 2012. He has won accolades in Massachusetts and beyond for his innovative management of the troubled system, which has experienced dramatic increases in graduation rates and some test scores.

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