| 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...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:31 PM
The Chicago Board of Education unanimously voted to reject an independent fact-finder's report recommending 35 percent raises for Chicago's teachers over the next four years.
Following a brief, 40-minute closed session at Chicago Public Schools...
| Nov 15, 2012
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.
| Apr 19, 2011
Hey worrywarts, relax! Though Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has picked an outsider to run the Chicago Public Schools, the trail of news clippings following him here suggests he'll fit right in. Can Rochester, N.Y., superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard (left) pad...