Educator From Vegas Named First Finalist for Philly Superintendent Gig

The deputy superintendent in Clark County, Nevada will visit Philadelphia on Monday for a series of meetings and interviews. Pedro Martinez—not that Pedro Martinez—has been named the first finalist in the ongoing search for a permanent replacement for Queen Arlene Ackerman. School Reform Commissioner Wendell Pritchett said that 42-year-old Martinez and one other candidate (yet to be named publicly) have emerged amid the district’s search for a new superintendent. [Inquirer]