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Paul Parks, state, city education official; 86

Paul Parks began his professional life as an engineer. Paul Parks began his professional life as an engineer.
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / August 1, 2009

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From childhood in an Indianapolis ghetto, where he said he “never had a white teacher, a white principal, or white classmates,’’ Paul Parks rose to become one of the powerful shapers of education policy in Boston and the Commonwealth, serving as state secretary of education in the 1970s and chairman of the city’s School Committee in the 1990s. (Full article: 1034 words)

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