CPS chief staying in Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennet | Jessica Koscielniak/Sun-Times

Rumors are swirling about who will be picked to run New York City’s schools.

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennet is reportedly on the shortlist, according to various reports from New York media.

But CPS spokesman Joel Hood said Byrd-Bennett is staying in Chicago.

“Barbara Byrd-Bennett has not had a single conversation with anyone in New York about the chancellor’s job,” Hood said in a statement. “She remains committed to Chicago and continuing her great work for the children of Chicago Public Schools.”

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