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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • The fourth revolution

    The fourth revolution
    "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...
  • Behind the CPS financial curtain

    Behind the CPS financial curtain
    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...
  • CPS begins move to extend school day

    CPS begins move to extend school day
    Chicago Public Schools today launched its plan to extend students’ time in the classroom by 90 minutes each and by two weeks each year and set up an advisory committee to figure out how it’ll be done. However, Chicago Teachers Union President...
  • CPS board passes tax hike

    CPS board passes tax hike
    Chicago Public Schools' governing board today unanimously approved a tax increase to support a $5.9 billion budget for next year amid growing concerns about the district's long-term financial health and an escalating public battle with the teachers...
  • Mayor backs longer school day for extra pay plan

    Mayor backs longer school day for extra pay plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he supported Chicago Public Schools' latest offer to teachers for a  2 percent raise in return for a longer school day. "We made a serious offer," Emanuel said. "This is what I call a win-win for the city of Chicago," he...
  • Chicago Teachers Union rejects longer elementary day plan

    Chicago Teachers Union rejects longer elementary day plan
    The Chicago Teachers Union has rejected Chicago Public Schools officials' offer of a 2 percent raise for elementary school teachers in exchange for a longer school day starting in January. “Yes, we fully support a better, smarter school day for our...
  • CPS chief unveils beefed up curriculum at City Club luncheon

    CPS chief unveils beefed up curriculum at City Club luncheon
    In a luncheon with civic leaders from the famed City Club today, Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard unveiled the district's plans to adopt a more rigorous curriculum to coincide with a longer school day beginning in the 2012-13 school year....
  • Chicago Forward: Education (Coming Sept. 13)

    Chicago Forward: Education (Coming Sept. 13)
    Our Sept. 13 public affairs forum, Chicago Forward: Education, is just around the corner. Dedicated members of Trib Nation will recall we hosted one of these forums a year ago, and I'll include a link to that forum in this post. This year's Chicago...
  • It's the second 'first day' of school year today

    It's the second 'first day' of school year today
    A majority of Chicago's public school children return to school today, bringing to a close an acrimonious summer filled with budget cuts, union strife and a citywide debate over longer school days. It's the second "first day" of school this year.  On...
  • African-themed CPS school has highest first week attendance

    African-themed CPS school has highest first week attendance
    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...
  • Talks on longer school day derail over location

    Talks on longer school day derail over location
    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 —...