| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago schools students will return to class Wednesday after the teachers' union voted to suspend its sometimes acrimonious strike that lasted about a week.
Teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system voted Tuesday to end...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Chicago Public Schools have announced the make-up days for the seven school days lost during the teacher strike.
For students on a traditional schedule, which is most of the system, the make-up days are:
- January 3 and 4
- Presidents Day, February 18
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:08 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:39 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:22 AM
After spending a year-and-a-half in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's choice for CPS CEO is out.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard resigned yesterday. Jean-Claude Brizard was allowed to resign, in what he and the mayor's office called a mutual...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:08 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 10:12 AM
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....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:08 AM
The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing on Tuesday for a "strike authorization vote" planned for Wednesday.
CTU President Karen Lewis and other union leaders visited schools across the city to distribute ballots and voting materials.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:22 AM
More than 25,000 Chicago teachers union members are eligible to vote Wednesday on whether to authorize a strike.
While union members vote today Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was on the Southeast Side, telling parents the vote is...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:05 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:03 PM
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...