Ted D. Kimbrough, the general superintendent of the Chicago public schools, announced last week that he will resign from his position on June 30, when his current, three-year contract expires.
Mr. Kimbrough, who made his decision at the end of a "self-evaluative retreat'' by the board of education, said in a statement that he was "not pressured by the board or Mayor Richard Daley'' to resign.
The superintendent has come under criticism from school reformers for his perceived reluctance to delegate more resources and authority to the city's schools.
The board will now begin a national search for a new superintendent.
Roger R. Rogalin, a veteran in educational publishing, has been named vice president of the school division of the Association of American Publishers.
Mr. Rogalin, a former high school biology teacher, succeeds Donald Eklund, who is retiring from his post as senior vice president after 11 years with the association.
The New York-based A.A.P. school division represents publishers of
textbooks, software, and other instructional materials for the K-12