| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:22 AM
After spending a year-and-a-half in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's choice for CPS CEO is out.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard resigned yesterday. Jean-Claude Brizard was allowed to resign, in what he and the mayor's office called a mutual...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:08 PM
In my 26 year career in education, I have had many different roles with one commitment -- the success of students.
As an educator, I knew for students to be successful here in Chicago we needed to refocus the District to work on the fundamentals of...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Chicago Public Schools have announced the make-up days for the seven school days lost during the teacher strike.
For students on a traditional schedule, which is most of the system, the make-up days are:
- January 3 and 4
- Presidents Day, February 18
| Sep 8, 2012
Here are some frequently asked questions about the CPS contingency plan. The answers were compiled from CPS and chief Jean-Claude Brizard's comments during a teleconference with parents last week.
Q: How will the CPS sites in the district's Children...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 8:21 PM
After about nine hours of talks Saturday, negotiators for both Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union took a break and planned to resume on Sunday -- one day before a potential strike Monday.
School Board President David Vitale said after talks...
| May 14, 2011
Before mayor-in-waiting Rahm Emanuel unveiled his education leadership team, his advance scouts laid out markers in blue tape on the floor of a high school library to choreograph precisely where everybody should stand.
Emanuel spoke for 12 minutes, six...
| Feb 12, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused for months to release public records that could shed light on his controversial speed camera plan while he persuaded state lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn to turn it into law.
Now that the mayor has released a small number...
| Sep 13, 2011
The tongue-lashings Chicago Public Schools has endured in the last several weeks over its short school day — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called it a "disgrace" — have overshadowed the fact that that many suburban students aren't...
| May 8, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Described as passionate and stubborn, charismatic and calculating, Jean-Claude Brizard is the new face of reform for Chicago's distressed public school system.
Shaped by his humble roots in Haiti and forged in battles with school boards, parents and...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Rahm Emanuel is keeping some of outgoing Mayor Richard Daley's leadership team at the City Colleges of Chicago so it can see through a plan to "reinvent" the system.
The mayor-elect announced Monday that Cheryl Hyman will stay on as chancellor and Martin...