| Jan 28, 2012
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:00 AM
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.
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Students at Woodlawn Community Elementary School begin the day with African drums, a call-and-response ritual and by reciting one of seven virtues that keeps them focused on learning throughout the day.
It’s no wonder then that students at the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 6:54 PM
After weeks of bitter fighting over the district’s efforts to introduce a longer school day, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union appeared ready to sit down and talk today.
But then, they found something else to argue about —...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 5:01 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said her schedule is booked for next week.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said he’s willing to clear his.
He also said he is willing to meet at union headquarters to bring the CTU to the...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard joined local elected officials and personalities from a hip-hop radio station in welcoming back students this morning at the high-performing Lindblom Math and Science Academy in the city's Englewood...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:01 PM
The Chicago Teachers Union filed a 10-day strike notice on Wednesday in an attempt to put additional pressure on Chicago Public Schools negotiators in ongoing contract talks.
At a packed news conference Wednesday, CTU president Karen Lewis accused CPS...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today publicly backed Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, saying he's doing "a great job."
The mayor's comments came after the Tribune reported that a high-ranking education source said education and business leaders have...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:39 AM
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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:06 PM
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...