Chicago Public Schools CEO

Karen Lewis

Lewis: Brizard Was Set Up To Fail As CPS Chief Executive

A day after Jean-Claude Brizard stepped down as head of the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said she thinks Mayor Rahm Emanuel set up Brizard for failure.

WBBM Newsradio–10/12/2012

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

New CPS Boss: ‘I’m Here For The Long Haul’

After seeing four different Chicago Public School CEOs in the past four years, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new pick to run the school district, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, pledged Friday “I’m here for the long haul.”

CBS Chicago–10/12/2012

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard (Credit: CBS)

Brizard Out As CPS Boss By ‘Mutual Agreement’

More than three weeks after the Chicago teachers’ strike ended, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is out by “mutual agreement,” after less than 18 months heading the city’s school system.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2012

Mayor Richard Daley on his farewell tour Friday; right, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel, Daley Regularly Discussing Transition

Mayor Richard M. Daley revealed on Wednesday that he and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel have had a lot more contact recently that many of us have been led to believe. The two, he said, have been meeting regularly to talk about transition.