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New Chicago Schools Chief Offers Two Different School Leadership Models

Monday morning, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the appointment of Jean-Claude Brizard, currently the superintendent of the Rochester, N.Y. school system, as Chicago Public Schools chief.Brizard is set to lead the third-largest public s…

Monday morning, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the appointment of Jean-Claude Brizard, currently the superintendent of the Rochester, N.Y. school system, as Chicago Public Schools chief.

Brizard is set to lead the third-largest public school system in the country, one that, like many other urban school districts, is struggling with budget woes and labor problems.

Superintendent appointments in cities across the country are slowly shaping the face of the next generation of education reformers. Providence, Detroit, Newark, Atlanta, Broward Country, FL and Montgomery, MD are next in line to hire new school leaders.

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