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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • 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...
  • 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...