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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • 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.    ...
  • 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,....
  • Confused teachers' union steamrollered by City Hall

     
    In any big wrangle about school reform, teachers unions start at a disadvantage: They don't speak for the children. Those promoting change — be they parents, administrators, politicians or outsiders with grand theories — can presume (or...
  • Message to Chicago teachers from the boss

     
    This afternoon, Jean-Claude Brizard Chief Executive Officer of teh Chicago Public Schools, sent out this letter: Dear Teachers and School Staff: As you know, providing every Chicago Public School student with a longer school day that includes 90 minutes...
  • A tale of two schools -- One South Side elementary thrives while a similar school nearby struggles

     
    Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard wanted to add what he called a “wrinkle” to the conversation about public education. “I was at a school a few days ago, late last week, on the far, far South Side of the......
  • Brizard failed to sway the rank and file to a longer school day this year

     
    If you’re keeping score at home, which I happen to be, the tally looks to be stuck: Chicago Public Schools –13 Chicago Teachers Union – 470 That’s 13 city public elementary schools where the teachers have voted to extend their........
  • Counter-offer / concession: Schools chief suggests school-time issue compromise truce

     
    From Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO, Chicago Public Schools To: Karen Lewis, president, Chicago Teachers Union September 30, 2011 Dear Karen: As I outlined in my voicemail earlier today, thirteen schools have so far elected to join the Longer School Day...