| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:35 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 1:55 PM
What makes a public schools education succeed or fail? What would you ask the heads of the Chicago Public Schools or Chicago Teachers Union?
We'd like to invite you to join us for a discussion about the future of public education in Chicago.
| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:01 AM
Many Chicago Public Schools students are heading back to school.
Classes start Monday for so-called E-Track students, or those who are on a year round schedule. They have same number of days of school as students on a regular schedule, but their...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Chicago Public Schools’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing to push for lengthening...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 11:55 AM
This week’s Chicago Live! lineup has shaped into a timely gathering of people and organizations working to better Chicago.
The just-released film “The Interrupters” is drawing international attention to Chicago’s innovative...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today a new, comprehensive way to evaluate Chicago public school principals, including the creation of a $5 million pool of money from charitable organizations to boost the pay of the city's best-performing principals.
| Aug 19, 2011
"I was surprised by the level of incoherence in the system."
—Chicago Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, meeting Thursday with the Tribune editorial board
The Chicago Public Schools system has gone through three attempted revolutions in the 16 years...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 6:20 AM
The annual budget for Chicago’s public school system is dense and complex, but one underlying fact stood apart from the rest: Over the last decade, CPS’ student enrollment has steadily declined while costs grew substantially. Why does it...