| 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...
| 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...
| May 9, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Incoming schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard had his first meeting with Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis Monday, and here's the good news--neither was wearing boxing gloves.
In his current job heading Rochester, N.Y., public schools, Brizard's...
| 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 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...
| 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 6, 2012
| 6:56 AM
After nearly four months of negotiations, contract talks between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union are getting acrimonious.
Union President Karen Lewis said Thursday that a poll of teachers at 150 schools showed overwhelming...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 10:00 PM
5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion and Max
6 - 9 a.m. Mr. Fix-It with Lou Manfredini
7:10a: Tired of chopping up those onions in tiny pieces by hand? Or hauling out the blender just to make one smoothie? Tomorrow morning Lou's going to tell you...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 1:55 PM
What makes a public schools education succeed or fail? What would you ask the heads of the Chicago Public Schools or Chicago Teachers Union?
We'd like to invite you to join us for a discussion about the future of public education in Chicago.
| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:01 AM
Many Chicago Public Schools students are heading back to school.
Classes start Monday for so-called E-Track students, or those who are on a year round schedule. They have same number of days of school as students on a regular schedule, but their...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Chicago Public Schools’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing to push for lengthening...