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President-elect Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a press conference at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning at Dodge Renaissance Academy, prompting speculation that he will name the next secretary of education. Citing unnamed sources, Education Week is reporting that Schools CEO Arne Duncan will get the job.

Chicago Public Schools often touts Dodge as its first school turnaround success story. Test scores went up after Dodge was closed and reopened a year later under new management, though some skeptics note that the student population had changed.

In his seven years as CEO, Duncan has taken on a host of urban education policy challenges to varying degrees of success. Catalyst revisits some of these signature initiatives, and weighs their significance on the national scene. Read it here.

President-elect Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a press conference at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning at Dodge Renaissance Academy, prompting speculation that he will name the next secretary of education. Citing unnamed sources, Education Week is reporting that Schools CEO Arne Duncan will get the job.

Chicago Public Schools often touts Dodge as its first school turnaround success story. Test scores went up after Dodge was closed and reopened a year later under new management, though some skeptics note that the student population had changed. 

In his seven years as CEO, Duncan has taken on a host of urban education policy challenges to varying degrees of success. Catalyst revisits some of these signature initiatives, and weighs their significance on the national scene. Read it here.