Chicago administrator chosen to lead Broward County (Fla.) district

Sept. 15, 2011
Robert Runcie will be superintendent of the nation's 6th-largest district

From The Miami Herald: The Broward County (Fla.) School Board has selected Robert Runcie, a computer consultant and chief of staff to the Chicago Board of Education, as the district’s superintendent. Runcie, 50, who was recruited to help clean up Chicago schools after an episode of mismanagement, now will now head the nation's sixth-largest district, which has been criticized for what a state grand jury report called ‘”inept” leadership. His hiring is seen as the opportunity for a fresh start for a district dogged by criticism and the corruption charges filed against two former board members.

MORE...from The Chicago Tribune: Robert Runcie, 50, rose to the top ranks of Chicago schools leadership under then-CEO Ron Huberman. In December 2010, after Huberman left the district, Runcie became a chief area officer, heading a network of schools, and his name at one point was floated as a possible schools chief under Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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