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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • Chicago Teachers Union files complaint to block schools from lengthening day

    Chicago Teachers Union files complaint to block schools from lengthening day
    The Chicago Teachers Union filed an unfair labor practice complaint to block schools from signing waivers and lengthening class days as a fifth school voted to extend its day. The union accused the governing board of the Chicago Public Schools of “...
  • The Chicago Forward: Education essay winners are ...

    The Chicago Forward: Education essay winners are ...
    For our Sept. 13 public affairs forum with Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard and teachers union leader Karen Lewis, we asked Trib Nation to write an essay on what makes public education succeed or fail. Here are the contributions from winners Ray...
  • CPS' school day not that much shorter than those in some suburban districts

    CPS' school day not that much shorter than those in some suburban districts
    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...
  • 7th CPS school approves longer class day

    7th CPS school approves longer class day
    On Tuesday, two more Chicago schools approved a longer school day for this year. By a narrow margin of 51 percent, teachers at Nash Elementary School, 4837 W. Erie St., voted in favor of a longer school day Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, teachers...
  • Heads of CPS, teachers union spar in joint appearance

    Heads of CPS, teachers union spar in joint appearance
    The two sides waging a public tug of war over the future of Chicago Public Schools playfully sparred Tuesday night in a live debate over contentious issues including a longer school day and teacher pay and evaluations. But CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard...
  • CPS chief of staff heading to Florida post

    CPS chief of staff heading to Florida post
    A Chicago Public Schools executive who was formerly the district’s chief administrative officer and more recently was appointed the Board of Education’s chief of staff has been selected as the new superintendent of a school district in...
  • School council in Lakeview debates longer school day

    School council in Lakeview debates longer school day
    Although teachers at Agassiz Elementary School in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood have already said they oppose a longer school day, the local school council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the issue with parents. Like...
  • 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...
  • CPS principals, staff also to lose pay hikes

    Chicago Public Schools principals, assistant principals and central office staff will be giving up scheduled pay raises this year, just as teachers have. In a letter Thursday, schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said the district would be getting rid of...
  • CPS prepares 'grassroots' back-to-school efforts

    Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard announced today the district's back-to-school efforts, which will involve other city agencies, social media and old-fashioned door-to-door campaigning. District officials are calling the effort a grassroots...
  • Charter schools press CPS for more money

    Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year. With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...