Public Schools Chief Out at Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace him with the district's chief education officer


Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean Claude Brizard  is out, to be replaced permanently by the school system's chief education officer, a spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel  said Thursday.

Brizard, who has been the CEO for about 17 months, made a mutual  decision with the mayor that it was best he leave the top school post, mayoral spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said.