| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:25 AM
New Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard has yet to release the details of his contract, but he’s saying that even though the contract includes performance-based bonuses he won’t be taking any this year.
At a taping of WBBM...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:35 PM
The Chicago Public Schools board voted unanimously today to rescind a 4 percent increase in teacher salaries in the Chicago Teachers Union's contract.
The district says it's now facing a $712 million deficit--$8 million less than initially projected...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:01 PM
On a day teachers picketed over being deprived of their contracted raises, theChicago Public Schools Board today approved contracts for the city’s top two school administrators paying more than previously for the positions.
The new schools chief...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:20 PM
New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard expressed support today for the idea of teachers and staff visiting students at home, even in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.
At an event Thursday held by United Neighborhood Organization,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Chicago Public Schools principals, assistant principals and central office staff will be giving up scheduled pay raises this year, just as teachers have.
In a letter Thursday, schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said the district would be getting rid of...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 4:02 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:08 AM
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.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:22 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:05 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Chicago Public Schools is seeking to close two under-performing elementary schools and begin to phase out two struggling high schools next school year, part of a large-scale re-structuring of CPS under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership team.
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:03 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 8:09 PM
About 250 people streamed into Soldier Field Saturday for a public education expo that featured dozens of booths representing the steady growth of charter schools in Chicago.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard used the event to emphasize that...