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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • Teacher's union president says there's support for strike

    Teacher's union president says there's support for strike
    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...
  • CTU gears up for 'strike authorization vote' today

    CTU gears up for 'strike authorization vote' today
    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. Rank-and-...
  • Teachers union members voting on strike authorization

    Teachers union members voting on strike authorization
    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...
  • City schools scaling back summer programs, citing lack of federal cash

    City schools scaling back summer programs, citing lack of federal cash
    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...
  • CPS wants to close 2 grade schools, phase out 2 high schools

    CPS wants to close 2 grade schools, phase out 2 high schools
    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. CPS...
  • Schools chief cancels summer classes at 18 schools

    Schools chief cancels summer classes at 18 schools
    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...
  • CPS head: 'Create great schools' for every child

    CPS head: 'Create great schools' for every child
    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...
  • Report: CPS fraud, employee misconduct includes $1.13 million in improper benefits

    Report: CPS fraud, employee misconduct includes $1.13 million in improper benefits
    In the year leading up to the overhaul of Chicago Public Schools leadership, the school district was beset by troubling instances of fraud and employee misconduct, including $1.13 million in improper benefits paid to retired teachers, systemic abuse of...
  • CPS prepares 'grassroots' back-to-school efforts

    Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard announced today the district's back-to-school efforts, which will involve other city agencies, social media and old-fashioned door-to-door campaigning. District officials are calling the effort a grassroots...
  • Charter schools press CPS for more money

    Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year. With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
  • Saturday, August 13, 2011

    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...
  • Trib Nation education essay contest

    Trib Nation education essay contest
    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. Chicago...