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Change of SubjectIn any big wrangle about school reform, teachers unions start at a disadvantage: They don't speak for the children. Those promoting change — be they parents, administrators, politicians or outsiders with grand theories — can presume (or...
Change of SubjectThis afternoon, Jean-Claude Brizard Chief Executive Officer of teh Chicago Public Schools, sent out this letter: Dear Teachers and School Staff: As you know, providing every Chicago Public School student with a longer school day that includes 90 minutes...
Change of SubjectChicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard wanted to add what he called a “wrinkle” to the conversation about public education. “I was at a school a few days ago, late last week, on the far, far South Side of the......
Tribune reporterAs he tries to deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign promise of a parent contract, the new chief executive of Chicago Public Schools is meeting with parents to figure out what such an agreement should contain. CPS’ new schools chief Jean-...
Tribune reporterMayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard today announced $75 million in budget cuts at the district's central office. The new schools administration says it is trying to spare classrooms from cuts as it tries to close a $720 million budget...
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Once touted as the largest morning meal program of its kind, the controversial Breakfast in the Classroom mandate has found a new critic: Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard, who has questioned some menu items and directed staff to remove...
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...
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...
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...
Tribune reportersChicago 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...
Tribune reporterChicago 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...
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Tribune reporterCommunity 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...
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