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Huberman Considered for CPS Head

By Tim State in News on Jan 24, 2009 5:01PM

CPS Photo by Pantagrapher.

The Mayor is considering the CTA’s Ron Huberman to potentially succeed Arne Duncan to take the top job at Chicago Public Schools. According to the Trib, the Mayor could make a decision as early as next week.

Duncan, who has left CPS to serve as Secretary of Education in Obama’s administration, did not have a teaching background. Huberman would be in a similar position, having run the Office of Emergency Management and Communications for a year after nine with the Chicago Police Department. He was named Daley’s Chief of Staff in 2005 after a series of City Hall Scandals, and in 2007, Daley named him to head the CTA.

Huberman would not comment publicly. [Trib]