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  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduces newly appointed Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett at a news conference Friday in Chicago.

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduces newly appointed Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett at a news conference Friday in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • Newly appointed Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is a longtime teacher and administrator who had been serving as Chicago's interim chief education officer

      Newly appointed Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is a longtime teacher and administrator who had been serving as Chicago's interim chief education officer
    Associated Press

  • Jean-Claude Brizard stepped down Thursday night as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.

      Jean-Claude Brizard stepped down Thursday night as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
    Associated Press file photo

 
Associated Press

Chicago mayor rahm emanuel praised former schools ceo jean-claude brizard's professionalism and said he should be proud of the work he did, including laying the groundwork for the longer school day and school year. "hold your head high," he said.

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