Jean-Claude Brizard, a former administrator in New York City, will be leading the country's third-largest district.
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February 04, 2011
The former White House Chief of Staff, currently leading in the polls, is also in favor of expanding afterschool programs.
January 03, 2011
The mayor's management of the 409,000-school district has shut out parents, says a group of public school advocates and the city's teachers union.
November 16, 2010
Terry Mazany has a background both in education administration and in business.
November 04, 2010
Ron Huberman, Chicago's schools chief since January 2009, is leaving his job at the end of the month.
September 08, 2010
Mayor Richard M. Daley has not only had an outsize influence on America's politics, but also its education system. He just announced that he will not run for another term.
June 18, 2010
Chicago's board of education gave permission this week for school administrators to boost class sizes and layoff teachers to deal with a budget crunch.
April 20, 2010
Chicago's No. 2 schools official is leaving for a superintendency in a small Michigan district.
March 29, 2010
A former top aide to Arne Duncan has resigned over a scandal involving VIP access to the Chicago's top high schools.
March 25, 2010
The education secretary's role in students gaining access to selective Chicago high schools has been questioned.