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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • The fourth revolution

    The fourth revolution
    "I was surprised by the level of incoherence in the system." —Chicago Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, meeting Thursday with the Tribune editorial board The Chicago Public Schools system has gone through three attempted revolutions in the 16 years...
  • Behind the CPS financial curtain

    Behind the CPS financial curtain
    The annual budget for Chicago’s public school system is dense and complex, but one underlying fact stood apart from the rest: Over the last decade, CPS’ student enrollment has steadily declined while costs grew substantially. Why does it...
  • CPS begins move to extend school day

    CPS begins move to extend school day
    Chicago Public Schools today launched its plan to extend students’ time in the classroom by 90 minutes each and by two weeks each year and set up an advisory committee to figure out how it’ll be done. However, Chicago Teachers Union President...
  • CPS board passes tax hike

    CPS board passes tax hike
    Chicago Public Schools' governing board today unanimously approved a tax increase to support a $5.9 billion budget for next year amid growing concerns about the district's long-term financial health and an escalating public battle with the teachers...
  • Mayor backs longer school day for extra pay plan

    Mayor backs longer school day for extra pay plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he supported Chicago Public Schools' latest offer to teachers for a  2 percent raise in return for a longer school day. "We made a serious offer," Emanuel said. "This is what I call a win-win for the city of Chicago," he...
  • Chicago Teachers Union rejects longer elementary day plan

    Chicago Teachers Union rejects longer elementary day plan
    The Chicago Teachers Union has rejected Chicago Public Schools officials' offer of a 2 percent raise for elementary school teachers in exchange for a longer school day starting in January. “Yes, we fully support a better, smarter school day for our...
  • CPS chief unveils beefed up curriculum at City Club luncheon

    CPS chief unveils beefed up curriculum at City Club luncheon
    In a luncheon with civic leaders from the famed City Club today, Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard unveiled the district's plans to adopt a more rigorous curriculum to coincide with a longer school day beginning in the 2012-13 school year....
  • Chicago Forward: Education (Coming Sept. 13)

    Chicago Forward: Education (Coming Sept. 13)
    Our Sept. 13 public affairs forum, Chicago Forward: Education, is just around the corner. Dedicated members of Trib Nation will recall we hosted one of these forums a year ago, and I'll include a link to that forum in this post. This year's Chicago...
  • It's the second 'first day' of school year today

    It's the second 'first day' of school year today
    A majority of Chicago's public school children return to school today, bringing to a close an acrimonious summer filled with budget cuts, union strife and a citywide debate over longer school days. It's the second "first day" of school this year.  On...
  • Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change

    Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change
    The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution today in support of a longer school day for public school children -- the same day a fourth school in the city voted to add 90 minutes to its day. “With this resolution the city of...
  • Chicago Teachers Union files complaint to block schools from lengthening day

    Chicago Teachers Union files complaint to block schools from lengthening day
    The Chicago Teachers Union filed an unfair labor practice complaint to block schools from signing waivers and lengthening class days as a fifth school voted to extend its day. The union accused the governing board of the Chicago Public Schools of “...
  • The Chicago Forward: Education essay winners are ...

    The Chicago Forward: Education essay winners are ...
    For our Sept. 13 public affairs forum with Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard and teachers union leader Karen Lewis, we asked Trib Nation to write an essay on what makes public education succeed or fail. Here are the contributions from winners Ray...