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Jean Claude Brizard

Interview: The College Board Takes On Career Readiness

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams and Brett Myers The College Board is synonymous with, well, college. And that relationship is working pretty well for the makers ...

Ex-CPS CEO Reflects On Working For Rahm In Rare Interview

Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard made it pretty clear there wasn't too much love lost between him and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, if a ne...

How Do We Build Schools Worthy of Our Democracy?

John Thompson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Education
John Thompson

Sustainable gains must be inextricably rooted in the strengths of our constitutional democracy. Lasting improvements must be organically connected to an open society which prizes the exchange of ideas.

Brizard Walks From CPS Post With A Huge Chunk Of Change

Posted 10.31.2012 | Chicago

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is getting a handsome severance package that includes $250,000 and an overwhelmingly positive re...

New CPS CEO Appointed Following Brizard's Abrupt Exit

AP | SARA BURNETT and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Just three weeks after Chicago teachers returned to the classroom following a bitter strike, Mayor Rahm Emanuel replaced his schools C...

Chicago Public Schools CEO Out By 'Mutual Agreement'

AP | HERBERT G. MCCANN | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard stepped down Thursday after a little more than a year in the post, a spokeswoman for Ma...

Joy Resmovits

After Strike, Chicago Makes Sense Of Its Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Every Sunday, CEO of Chicago Public Schools Jean-Claude Brizard takes his 2-year-old son to breakfast. It's a "sacred" ritual, Brizard emph...

Joy Resmovits

Chicago Schools Chief: 'I've Never Been A Yes Person'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- When teachers on strike took to the Chicago streets for nine days this month, news cameras followed the union president, the head of the sc...

The Second City Strikes

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

With all the hullabaloo, it's easy to overlook one of the most striking features of last week's strike: From park districts to libraries to not-for-profits to private homes -- almost every kid in this increasingly dangerous city had a safe place to ride out the strike.

CPS Gets a Lesson in Social Justice

Matt Farmer | Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The suits who run Chicago Public Schools never would have tried the stunts they recently pulled at Chicago's Social Justice High School had it been a largely white, middle-class school on the city's Northwest Side.

Brizard, City Hall Deny Report That CPS CEO's Job Is At Stake Over Strike

Posted 08.31.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard may be in need of a new job if the city's teachers follow through on their call for a walkout on Sept. ...

No Paper Trail at CPS

Matt Farmer | Posted 10.27.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

As a taxpayer and a public school parent, I want to believe that some thoughtful analysis went into the decision to turn Roberto Clemente High School into a so-called International Baccalaureate high school.

In Chicago Public Schools Labor Talks, Jean Claude Brizard is 2 for 3

David Ormsby | Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Believe it or not, but Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has secured a ratified labor agreement, and its salary terms will likely serve as a template for the Chicago Teachers Union contract. Or at least they should.

"We Are the Ninety-(Fill in the Blank) Percent"

Matt Farmer | Posted 08.12.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

There's an obvious disconnect between teachers' perceptions of Jean-Claude Brizard and Brizard's claimed relationship with teachers. It's been a problem for some time, and it's just getting worse.

CPS Predicts Highest-Ever Five-Year Graduation Rate This Year

Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

At a time when Chicago Public Schools are in the spotlight as teachers have authorized a strike, the district released a projected graduation rate tha...

Union: 90 Percent Of Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly to authorize the first strike in 25 years if their union a...

Happy Summer! Please Don't Strike (Updated)

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Because I love teachers and respect unions, when NBC Chicago reported that more than 90 percent of teachers had given the OK to strike, my heart sank.

Chicago Teachers Begin Strike Authorization Vote Wednesday

Posted 06.06.2012 | Chicago

It all comes down to this: The Chicago Teachers Union is calling on its members to authorize a citywide strike in a vote Wednesday. Chicago Teacher...

Chicago Teachers Union Preps For 4,000-Strong Downtown Protest

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing to bring together some 4,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers in a Wednesday rally intended to send a message o...

Report: CPS Teachers Already Work A Very Long School Day

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

As the debate over how long the Chicago Public Schools school day should be wages on, a new analysis released this week lends credence to the argument...

Emanuel Shortens School Day Plan After Parents Cry Foul

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

After being accused of refusing to work with Chicago parents, Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed down on his longer school day proposal Tuesday. Emanuel an...

Parents Want Answers From Rahm On Longer School Day

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

Opponents of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to lengthen the school day for Chicago Public School students joined forces this week -- and are demand...

Union: Teachers 'Fed Up,' Ready To Strike

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

As negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools continue, the union announced Thursday that, according to their own info...

For Teachers, More Time for Teamwork

Teach Plus | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

As CPS prepares to extend both the school day and school year, I question the potential impact on professional learning and sharing. Will the full day schedule be flexible enough to allow for collaboration?

On the Outside Looking In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

On February 28, WGN-TV named Octavia Sansing-Rhodes of Herzl Elementary their "Teacher of the Month." It came just six days after CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard effectively fired her, along with everybody else who works at Herzl.