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  • Chicago teachers vote to suspend strike, resume classes

    Chicago teachers vote to suspend strike, resume classes
    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...
  • CPS announces strike make-up days for students

    CPS announces strike make-up days for students
    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 -...
  • City offers 'a leg up' in job interviews to CPS graduates

    City offers 'a leg up' in job interviews to CPS graduates
    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...
  • Brizard out as CPS chief: 'We agreed it is best'

    Brizard out as CPS chief: 'We agreed it is best'
    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...
  • Emanuel names new CPS CEO after Brizard's exit

    Emanuel names new CPS CEO after Brizard's exit
    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...
  • Statement from Jean-Claude Brizard

    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...
  • 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....
  • CTU gears up for 'strike authorization vote' today

    CTU gears up for 'strike authorization vote' today
    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. Rank-and-...
  • Teachers union members voting on strike authorization

    Teachers union members voting on strike authorization
    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...
  • 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...