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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • 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) Guest host Eddie Arruza with Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 News;......
  • Parent power

     
    UPDATED Story: Under pressure from parents groups opposed to a 7½-hour school day, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he is scaling back his proposal to a 7-hour day for public elementary schools next fall....CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said the mayor......
  • Is Supt. McCarthy being frank with us? Quite.

     
    From this year's news archives: June 15 : "Maybe (a roughly 35 percent increase in homicides so far over 2011) is a consequence of (disbanding the Chicago Police Dept. strike force), and I didn't anticipate it," McCarthy said in a......
  • Doing the math on the 'miracle' of Chicago's longer school day

     
    My first thought: The recent agreement between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union to add 477 elementary teachers to the payroll and therefore staff the new, longer school day without appreciably increasing the workload for existing...
  • How about spending this TV ad money on schools instead of spin?

     
    He plays politics like the Hanson Brothers played hockey... Rich Miller on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel The context here is the anti-union group Education Reform Now's reported $1 million TV ad buy in which Emanuel is seen doing a bit......
  • Whassamatter? Rahm got your tongue?

     
    The passage below from today's story, Cleveland's charter school growth a cautionary tale for Chicago, is reminiscent of how Jean-Claude Brizard was told to stand mute during the news conference that announced his ill-fated appointment as Chicago...
  • New CPS chief defends record in Rochester: 'I am a reformer'

    New CPS chief defends record in Rochester: 'I am a reformer'
    Chicago Public Schools’ new chief executive appointee Jean-Claude Brizard, holding a lengthy press conference today at his former school district in Rochester, N.Y., called himself a “reformer” whose three years heading the district...
  • Emanuel to retain some City Colleges leaders

    Emanuel to retain some City Colleges leaders
    Rahm Emanuel is keeping some of outgoing Mayor Richard Daley's leadership team at the City Colleges of Chicago so it can see through a plan to "reinvent" the system. The mayor-elect announced Monday that Cheryl Hyman will stay on as chancellor and Martin...
  • New CPS leader discusses goals, challenges

    New CPS leader discusses goals, challenges
    Jean-Claude Brizard won't officially assume control of Chicago Public Schools for several weeks, but already he's immersing himself in the complex challenges pervading the nation's third-largest school district. Brizard is living up to his reputation...
  • Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago's new schools chief, doesn't back down from a challenge

    Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago's new schools chief, doesn't back down from a challenge
    Described as passionate and stubborn, charismatic and calculating, Jean-Claude Brizard is the new face of reform for Chicago's distressed public school system. Shaped by his humble roots in Haiti and forged in battles with school boards, parents and...
  • Our kind of guy to lead Chicago schools

     
    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...