Jose Torres Named Interim Chicago Public Schools CEO

A new interim CEO is named for Chicago Public Schools, while Mayor Lightfoot asks lawmakers to delay an elected school board vote.

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Dr. Jose Torres named interim head of Chicago Public Schools. WBEZ
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Dr. Jose Torres named interim head of Chicago Public Schools. WBEZ

Jose Torres Named Interim Chicago Public Schools CEO

A new interim CEO is named for Chicago Public Schools, while Mayor Lightfoot asks lawmakers to delay an elected school board vote.

Mayor Lightfoot named Jose Torres, former head of the second largest school district in Illinois, interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools. At the same time, Lightfoot made a final push to persuade Illinois House members to delay a vote on an elected school board.

Reset examines what impact an elected school board could have on the Chicago Public Schools CEO search.

GUEST: Cassie Walker Burke, Chalkbeat Chicago bureau chief

Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter