| 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...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Chicago Public School officials and the Chicago Teachers Union may be at the bargaining table but some of the representatives WGNTV spoke with earlier Thursday are not expressing much optimism that a strike can be averted next week.
After ten months of...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Contract talks between Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union are over for the day and set to resume at noon Saturday.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis appeared grim as she said negotiations were unproductive today.
She said union...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Contract talks between Chicago Public School leaders and Chicago Teachers Union represetnatives took a turn for the worse Friday afternoon.
The day started on a positive note with union leaders saying talks were getting better.
On Friday afternoon, the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Chicago Public School principals met this afternoon at Roberto Clemente High School to discuss a sticking point central to them in the ongoing strike negotiations- their autonomy to hire the teachers they choose.
The CTU is fighting principal autonomy as...
| May 14, 2011
Before mayor-in-waiting Rahm Emanuel unveiled his education leadership team, his advance scouts laid out markers in blue tape on the floor of a high school library to choreograph precisely where everybody should stand.
Emanuel spoke for 12 minutes, six...
| Sep 13, 2011
The tongue-lashings Chicago Public Schools has endured in the last several weeks over its short school day — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called it a "disgrace" — have overshadowed the fact that that many suburban students aren't...
| May 8, 2011
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 4:02 PM
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...
| May 3, 2011
| 5:01 PM
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...