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Alonso's departure: A blow and an opportunity
Alonso's departure: A blow and an opportunity

Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso's resignation at the end of this academic year is a major blow to a city whose trajectory he helped change. There can be little doubt that the energetic and rapid reforms he implemented in the city's long-struggling school system have set the stage for broader renewal and growth in Baltimore. But city leaders also need to look on his departure as a tremendous opportunity, a chance to bring in a new superintendent who will build on Mr. Alonso's successes. The city school board has promised a national search for his replacement, and it should settle for nothing short of greatness. Baltimore, under Mr. Alonso's leadership,...

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