Where's Rico?

Now that the Rito Martinez thing has subsided somewhat, let's talk about Jose Rico, another of the founding principals at Little Village HS.

Rico was the founding principal of MAS, one of the four LVHS schools. His backstory includes a timely encounter with Michelle Obama (here, via Mike Klonsky). As a student, he attended Whitney Young.

Commenters have suggested that there was some trouble at MAS recently and that Rico is headed to DC to work for Duncan.

I've emailed Rico to try and find out what's going on.

I've emailed with the USDE to try and find out what he's doing, specifically. No unsubstantiated allegations, please, but does anyone know the real story?

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