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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • Brizard out as CPS chief: 'We agreed it is best'

    Brizard out as CPS chief: 'We agreed it is best'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked choice to head the Chicago public schools resigned Thursday, just three weeks after the end of the city's first teachers strike in a quarter century. Jean-Claude Brizard said he and the mayor agreed he should step down...
  • Emanuel gets low marks on schools

    Emanuel gets low marks on schools
       Chicago voters hold a dim view of Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of public education after a tumultuous year that featured a teachers strike and the mayor's push to close many neighborhood elementary schools, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.    ...
  • City offers 'a leg up' in job interviews to CPS graduates

    City offers 'a leg up' in job interviews to CPS graduates
    Chicago Public Schools graduates could have an advantage landing interviews for jobs with the city, whether it be tree trimming or fighting fires. Under a new iniatiative announced Saturday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, the Department of Human...
  • Emanuel names new CPS CEO after Brizard's exit

    Emanuel names new CPS CEO after Brizard's exit
    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...
  • Statement from Jean-Claude Brizard

    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...
  • CPS chief tells teachers, 'We need to finish this'

    CPS chief tells teachers, 'We need to finish this'
    Speaking to reporters before he rang the bell at Clemente High School this morning, CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said school officials are making "steady progress" in contract talks with teachers as a strike deadline looms. But he quickly added, "At the...
  • CPS classes begin amid strike threat

    CPS classes begin amid strike threat
    Dozens of teachers, dressed in red and carrying signs reading "Students, Teachers, Parents: Unite!" picketed outside Lane Tech High School Tuesday afternoon; the end of the first day of classes for a majority of CPS schools.   In many ways, it was a...
  • Schools, churches listed as part of strike-contingency plan

    Schools, churches listed as part of strike-contingency plan
    Chicago Public School officials and the Chicago Teachers Union may be at the bargaining table but some of the representatives WGNTV spoke with earlier Thursday are not expressing much optimism that a strike can be averted next week.   After ten months of...
  • Teachers union: 'Intense' negotiations resume Saturday

    Teachers union: 'Intense' negotiations resume Saturday
    Contract talks between Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union are over for the day and set to resume at noon Saturday. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis appeared grim as she said negotiations were unproductive today. She said union...
  • Contract talks between CPS, CTU take turn for the worse

    Contract talks between CPS, CTU take turn for the worse
    Contract talks between Chicago Public School leaders and Chicago Teachers Union represetnatives took a turn for the worse Friday afternoon. The day started on a positive note with union leaders saying talks were getting better. On Friday afternoon, the...
  • CPS principals meet with Brizard

    CPS principals meet with Brizard
    Chicago Public School principals met this afternoon at Roberto Clemente High School to discuss a sticking point central to them in the ongoing strike negotiations- their autonomy to hire the teachers they choose. The CTU is fighting principal autonomy as...