San Antonio Superintendent Named First Latino CPS CEO

Pedro Martinez is a CPS graduate and a former top CPS official.

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Pedro Martinez has been named as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools. He worked as a chief financial officer for CPS before leaving to lead other school districts, including the one in San Antonio. Courtesy of San Antonio Independent School District / WBEZ
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Pedro Martinez has been named as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools. He worked as a chief financial officer for CPS before leaving to lead other school districts, including the one in San Antonio. Courtesy of San Antonio Independent School District / WBEZ

San Antonio Superintendent Named First Latino CPS CEO

Pedro Martinez is a CPS graduate and a former top CPS official.

After a months-long search, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has named her pick for the next chief of Chicago Public Schools. Pending board approval, San Antonio schools Supt. Pedro Martinez will become the first Latino to serve as CEO of CPS.

Reset gets the latest on his appointment and his vision for the district.

GUESTS: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter

Camille Phillips, Texas Public Radio education reporter