J.C. Brizard

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday touted the success of UNO charter schools. (CBS)

Emanuel Touts Charter Model As Way To Teach Students For More Days

Mayor Emanuel is using the charter schools run by the United Neighborhood Organization to show how the Chicago’s Public Schools could give children more time – an additional three weeks — in the classroom.

06/23/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears at a Chicago public school Thursday as he announces cuts in the school budget. (CBS)

Emanuel Blames State Government For Aggravating School Budget Deficit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his new schools CEO took a knife to the Chicago Public Schools budget Thursday, but they also took a shot at state government for making the financial crisis worse.

06/02/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

New Schools Chief Schedules Meeting With Teachers’ Union

J.C. Brizard, the man tapped to reform Chicago’s public school system, is ready to engage the powerful teachers’ union, he tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

05/05/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Warns Chicago Could Become Another Cleveland

In a clear warning to those who aren’t ready for his vision of city government, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Chicago needed some major change or it could “veer off to a Cleveland.”

04/20/2011