Alejandra Matos | StarTribune
“Ed Graff is the new superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, pending the outcome of contract negotiations.
The outgoing head of Anchorage Public Schools was appointed Tuesday night by the nine-member school board in a 6-3 vote. State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius had also been in the running for the job.
‘I am very excited to be chosen as superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools,’ Graff said through a Skype interview with news media.
His appointment capped a tumultuous 16-month search for the district’s top leader. In December, the board selected Sergio Paez, a Massachusetts educator, but rescinded its offer after allegations of abuse at a school in Paez’ district came to light just days after he was to be named superintendent.”