Chicago Public Schools Gets New CEO

 

A new Chicago Public Schools CEO was named Friday after news broke that the current chief, Jean-Claude Brizard, resigned after just 17 months on the job. Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced Brizard's replacement, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, at a press conference Friday morning.

Watch the following web extra video as the new head of CPS discusses her background and her goals.

Brizard, who was noticeably absent during the contentious teachers' strike, was hand-picked by Mayor Rahm Emanuel from Rochester, New York to run CPS. His resignation was described as a "mutual agreement" with City Hall.

View the PDFs below to learn more about the new CPS leader, Barbara Byrd-Bennett.