| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:54 AM
A Chicago Public Schools executive who was formerly the district’s chief administrative officer and more recently was appointed the Board of Education’s chief of staff has been selected as the new superintendent of a school district in...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:45 PM
Although teachers at Agassiz Elementary School in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood have already said they oppose a longer school day, the local school council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the issue with parents.
| Sep 23, 2011
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Bill Moller in for Greg Jarrett
6:39 a.m. David Kaplan offers his thoughts on the Bears loss to the Packers.
6:49 a.m. Bill Moller learns more about Identity Theft Awareness week.
7:09 a.m. Jean-...
| 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.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Students at Woodlawn Community Elementary School begin the day with African drums, a call-and-response ritual and by reciting one of seven virtues that keeps them focused on learning throughout the day.
It’s no wonder then that students at the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 6:54 PM
After weeks of bitter fighting over the district’s efforts to introduce a longer school day, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union appeared ready to sit down and talk today.
But then, they found something else to argue about —...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 5:01 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said her schedule is booked for next week.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said he’s willing to clear his.
He also said he is willing to meet at union headquarters to bring the CTU to the...
| 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...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Chicago Public Schools incoming CEO Jean-Claude Brizard will be sworn in at next week’s board meeting.
Although his contract has yet to be finalized, Brizard will take over as schools chief Wednesday. He has been working on a transitional basis...
| May 25, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Community activists used today’s meeting at which Jean-Claude Brizard was to be approved to head Chicago Public Schools to advocate on behalf of a school consolidation bill that has been stalled in the state legislature.
The bill that would make it...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:04 PM
The outgoing board of Chicago Public Schools approved the appointment of the city’s newest schools chief today at a meeting marked by farewells and hints of what’s to come.
The district’s CEO Jean-Claude Brizard did not attend the...
| May 27, 2011
Jean-Claude Brizard kicked off his first day as CEO of Chicago Public Schools with a return to the classroom.
He stepped into Guggenheim Elementary School in Englewood and Juarez High School in Pilsen on Thursday to talk to teachers, principals,...