Miren Uriarte (right)

JP Still Represented on School Committee as Uriarte Replaces Martinez

JP's Claudio Martinez stepped down from the School Committee, but another neighborhood Latino leader has taken his place. The city announced Wednesday that Miren Uriarte of UMass Boston will join the board that runs Boston Public Schools. “I’m a mom with a son who graduated from BPS, a longtime member of Boston’s Latino community, and a researcher who has focused on issues faced by English language learners,” Uriarte said in a statement. “I believe in using data and evidence to make informed decisions about policy development. I’m looking forward to bringing these experiences to the School Committee, and working with a great team.”

Cuban-born Uriarte researches how educational policies help — or hinder — Latinos and students learning English.