California board approves new Oakland schools chief

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The school board Wednesday night approved a four-year contract for a new superintendent, Antwan Wilson, who will start his job July 1.

The vote to approve Wilson, an assistant superintendent at Denver Public Schools, came amid a handful of complaints about the closed selection process. The process was different from the one used to pick the last permanent superintendent, Tony Smith, whose interview process in 2009 was open to the public.

Wilson takes over from interim Superintendent Gary Yee, who has held the top job in Oakland schools since July 1 of last year.

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