| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:01 AM
Many Chicago Public Schools students are heading back to school.
Classes start Monday for so-called E-Track students, or those who are on a year round schedule. They have same number of days of school as students on a regular schedule, but their...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Chicago Public Schools’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing to push for lengthening...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 11:55 AM
This week’s Chicago Live! lineup has shaped into a timely gathering of people and organizations working to better Chicago.
The just-released film “The Interrupters” is drawing international attention to Chicago’s innovative...
| Feb 14, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.
To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com.
1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:00 AM
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.
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today a new, comprehensive way to evaluate Chicago public school principals, including the creation of a $5 million pool of money from charitable organizations to boost the pay of the city's best-performing principals.
| Aug 19, 2011
"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...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 6:20 AM
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...