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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • The CPS contingency plan

    The CPS contingency plan
    Here are some frequently asked questions about the CPS contingency plan. The answers were compiled from CPS and chief Jean-Claude Brizard's comments during a teleconference with parents last week. Q: How will the CPS sites in the district's Children...
  • City offers 'a leg up' in job interviews to CPS graduates

    City offers 'a leg up' in job interviews to CPS graduates
    Chicago Public Schools graduates could have an advantage landing interviews for jobs with the city, whether it be tree trimming or fighting fires. Under a new iniatiative announced Saturday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, the Department of Human...
  • Brizard out as CPS chief: 'We agreed it is best'

    Brizard out as CPS chief: 'We agreed it is best'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked choice to head the Chicago public schools resigned Thursday, just three weeks after the end of the city's first teachers strike in a quarter century. Jean-Claude Brizard said he and the mayor agreed he should step down...
  • Statement from Jean-Claude Brizard

    In my 26 year career in education, I have had many different roles with one commitment -- the success of students. As an educator, I knew for students to be successful here in Chicago we needed to refocus the District to work on the fundamentals of...
  • Departing Brizard to get full year's salary

    Departing Brizard to get full year's salary
    Departing Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard will get a full year's salary as part of his severance package, district officials said today. The school board gave Brizard a two-year contract at $250,000 a year when it hired him in April 2011....
  • City schools scaling back summer programs, citing lack of federal cash

    City schools scaling back summer programs, citing lack of federal cash
    With money tight,Chicago Public Schools'summer Safe Haven program will be scaled back and serve fewer students. Last year, the district used $975,000 in federal stimulus funds for Safe Haven, which encompassed 100 churches working with 5,000 students...
  • Schools chief cancels summer classes at 18 schools

    Schools chief cancels summer classes at 18 schools
    For a second time in two weeks, the summertime heat has led to the cancellation of Chicago Public School summer classes, officials said. CPS chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered summer school classes cancelled at 18 schools that do not...
  • Emanuel has open door for corporate execs, record shows

    Emanuel has open door for corporate execs, record shows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened the door to his City Hall office for a steady stream of investment bankers, venture capitalists and international consultants in his intense search for private solutions to some of Chicago's biggest public problems. From...
  • Emanuel gets low marks on schools

    Emanuel gets low marks on schools
       Chicago voters hold a dim view of Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of public education after a tumultuous year that featured a teachers strike and the mayor's push to close many neighborhood elementary schools, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.    ...
  • More salaries online

     
    A commenter noted that the public school teacher / administrator salary database is a nice companion to Chicago's nifty new salary database of all current city employees. I'm a city resident, and I'm more than OK with the recently announced......
  • Weeks in Review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight -- The Week in Review (WTTW,Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Charles Thomas, ABC-7 News; Lorraine Forte,....