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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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...