Who will Emanuel pick to head CPS? Who *should* he consider? Let the uninformed speculation begin! Emanuel could keep the interim Mazany / Payne team in place. He could appease (punish) the Latino community by bringing someone like Jose Torres into the district (or Chico or DelValle, for that matter). He could look nationally, but truth be told there aren't many big city education superstars out there to choose from -- and lots of other cities have openings. A lot of people like Andres Alonso, but he's committed to Baltimore. Former Washington DC head Michelle Rhee would be a great personal match for Emanuel but she's doing this national thing.
Meantime: Rahm Emanuel's Washington ties will come in handy Tribune: Duncan envisions the two continuing to work on school reform, saying Emanuel was pivotal to the Obama administration's Race to the Top competition in which states are financially rewarded for school reforms... Emanuel gingerly hints at agenda as Chicago mayor AP: Emanuel is expected to expand a model program that trains new teachers in a one-year residency program and installs them at low-performing "turnaround" schools.