Her first few years after being hired as CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, she was credited with raising test scores and graduation rates. Now, she’s facing the possibility of spending the rest of her life in jail.

Ex-Chicago Public Schools Chief Byrd-Bennett is facing federal charges for lying about $23 million during her time in the Windy City.

Byrd-Bennett took the job as CEO of Chicago Public Schools after beefing up her educational resume in cities like New York, Detroit and Cleveland.

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