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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • New school year brings longer school day for CPS

    New school year brings longer school day for CPS
    Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard joined local elected officials and personalities from a hip-hop radio station in welcoming back students this morning at the high-performing Lindblom Math and Science Academy in the city's Englewood...
  • Emanuel has open door for corporate execs, record shows

    Emanuel has open door for corporate execs, record shows
    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. From...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Chicago Teachers Union files 10-day strike notice

    Chicago Teachers Union files 10-day strike notice
    The Chicago Teachers Union filed a 10-day strike notice on Wednesday in an attempt to put additional pressure on Chicago Public Schools negotiators in ongoing contract talks. At a packed news conference Wednesday, CTU president Karen Lewis accused CPS...
  • CPS's strike plan short on details

    CPS's strike plan short on details
    If teachers walk off the job, CPS has a plan to keep kids occupied and safe. They'll open more than 100 neighborhood schools and utilize park district buildings to feed kids and offer activities.  But it's enormously complicated when you think about...
  • Aug 31: Poll Results

    MORNING NEWS POLL: Do you think CPS CEO Jean Claude Brizard should lose his job over the CTU negotiations? Yes: 49% No: 51% MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Do you think CPS CEO Jean Claude Brizard should lose his job over the CTU negotiations? Yes: 62% No: 38%...
  • Emanuel gives Brizard a vote of confidence

    Emanuel gives Brizard a vote of confidence
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today publicly backed Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, saying he's doing "a great job." The mayor's comments came after the Tribune reported that a high-ranking education source said education and business leaders have...
  • CPS chief tells teachers, 'We need to finish this'

    CPS chief tells teachers, 'We need to finish this'
    Speaking to reporters before he rang the bell at Clemente High School this morning, CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said school officials are making "steady progress" in contract talks with teachers as a strike deadline looms. But he quickly added, "At the...
  • CPS classes begin amid strike threat

    CPS classes begin amid strike threat
    Dozens of teachers, dressed in red and carrying signs reading "Students, Teachers, Parents: Unite!" picketed outside Lane Tech High School Tuesday afternoon; the end of the first day of classes for a majority of CPS schools.   In many ways, it was a...