Mayor Richard Daley yesterday announced his selection of Chicago Transit Authority president Ron Huberman to replace Arne Duncan as Chicago Public Schools chief after Duncan’s departure earlier this month to serve in President Obama’s cabinet as education secretary.

Huberman, 37, is a former chief of staff to the mayor and was head of the city’s Office of Emergency management and Communications. His background is in law enforcement, where he rose from police officer to assistant deputy superintendent. He has served as CTA president for two years.

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