Mayor Lori Lightfoot today named the new Board of Education—topped by a former state senator and city official—that will lead Chicago Public Schools in what could be highly antagonistic negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union over a new contract.

Former state Sen. Miguel del Valle, the first Latino elected to the Senate, will be president of the board. The onetime city clerk is a CPS graduate—a trait shared by several of Lightfoot’s new picks—and was vice chair of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which helps fund student tuition.

The new vice president is Sendhil Revuluri, a founding teacher at the Bronx Academy of Letters and a math master teacher. He’s now managing director of strategic development at Peak6 Capital Development and serves on the local council of

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