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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • Report: CPS fraud, employee misconduct includes $1.13 million in improper benefits

    Report: CPS fraud, employee misconduct includes $1.13 million in improper benefits
    In the year leading up to the overhaul of Chicago Public Schools leadership, the school district was beset by troubling instances of fraud and employee misconduct, including $1.13 million in improper benefits paid to retired teachers, systemic abuse of...
  • CPS wants to close 2 grade schools, phase out 2 high schools

    CPS wants to close 2 grade schools, phase out 2 high schools
    Chicago Public Schools is seeking to close two under-performing elementary schools and begin to phase out two struggling high schools next school year, part of a large-scale re-structuring of CPS under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership team. CPS...
  • CPS board rescinds 4% teacher raises

    CPS board rescinds 4% teacher raises
    The Chicago Public Schools board voted unanimously today to rescind a 4 percent increase in teacher salaries in the Chicago Teachers Union's contract. The district says it's now facing a $712 million deficit--$8 million less than initially projected...
  • CPS head: 'Create great schools' for every child

    CPS head: 'Create great schools' for every child
    About 250 people streamed into Soldier Field Saturday for a public education expo that featured dozens of booths representing the steady growth of charter schools in Chicago. Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard used the event to emphasize that...
  • Emanuel withholds most records detailing push for speed cameras

    Emanuel withholds most records detailing push for speed cameras
    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...
  • Chicago Magazine names 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans

    Chicago Magazine names 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com. 1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago 2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
  • Protestors gather at Emanuel's home to protest CPS plans

    Protestors gather at Emanuel's home to protest CPS plans
    With two days left before the Chicago Board of Education votes to close or restructure failing schools,  community groups staged a candlelight vigil protesting the dramatic measures and marched to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home on the North Side. The...
  • CPS chief backs federal dollars 'following' students to private schools

    CPS chief backs federal dollars 'following' students to private schools
    Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard voiced support Monday for public dollars “following” students to private schools. Speaking on a panel at a gathering for the Economic Club of Chicago, Brizard said he supported public dollars...
  • Teachers picket board meeting over denial of raises

    Teachers picket board meeting over denial of raises
    On a day teachers picketed over being deprived of their contracted raises, theChicago Public Schools Board today approved contracts for the city’s top two school administrators paying more than previously for the positions. The new schools chief...
  • Brizard likes idea of teachers visiting students' homes

    New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard expressed support today for the idea of teachers and staff visiting students at home, even in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. At an event Thursday held by United Neighborhood Organization,...
  • Superintendent merry-go-round yields fat severances

    Superintendent merry-go-round yields fat severances
    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...