| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:59 AM
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...
| 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.
| 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 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....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:03 PM
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, 2012
| 5:09 AM
MORNING NEWS POLL: Do you think CPS CEO Jean Claude Brizard should lose his job over the CTU negotiations?
MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Do you think CPS CEO Jean Claude Brizard should lose his job over the CTU negotiations?
| Aug 31, 2012
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:39 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:51 PM
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...