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BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Daley Names Chicago Community Trust Head to Run CPS

Mayor Richard Daley has appointed head of the Chicago Community Trust as interim chief of Chicago Public Schools.

Terry Mazany, a former school administrator in Oakland and Detroit, is president and chief executive officer for The Chicago Community Trust, and was recently serving as senior program officer for the Community Trust’s Education Initiative, and led a $50 million, five-year plan to improve the schools of Chicago.

The mayor pointed to Mazany’s background in business and education as qualifications for CPS interim CEO.

“He brings managerial skills as well as experience in education to the job,” said Daley this morning.

Until a permanent CEO can be found, Mazany says he will be working for $1, and will be continuing his job with the Community Trust who will still be paying his Trust salary.

Mazany is now the 4th person to hold the CPS position. Ron Huberman, who Mazany is replacing until the new CEO is selected, lasted just under two years before deciding to pursue other job opportunities and making it clear that he had no intention of working for anyone other than Mayor Daley who announced he will not being running for re-election.

The Chicago Public School district is the 3rd largest in the United States encompassing 667 schools, 402,000 students, and 41, 815 employees with a budget of $6.57 billion.