The Chicago Board of Education is expected today to vote to make Michael Scott its president, following Mayor Richard Daley’s formal announcement earlier in the week that he had asked Scott to return to the role he previously held for five years.

Scott will replace Rufus Williams, who was asked to leave by Daley. Scott is considered a smoother hand than Williams in dealing with educators, parents, and others. Williams has reportedly upset some people for failing to seek input when slating closures of poorly performing schools.

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