Forrest Claypool to be named CEO of Chicago Public Schools

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CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Chief of Staff is set to be the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools.

WATCH LIVE: Mayor Rahm Emanuel expected to introduce Forrest Claypool as CPS CEO

Forrest Claypool will take the position left open by Barbara Byrd-Bennet. She resigned June 1 amid a federal investigation of a no-bid contract awarded to her former employer.

Claypool has previously headed the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Chicago Park District.

He has a history of being called in to clean up problems.

He was Chief of Staff twice under Mayor Daley.


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