Emanuel Touts Charter Model As Way To Teach Students For More DaysMayor 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.
Emanuel Blames State Government For Aggravating School Budget DeficitMayor 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.
New Schools Chief Schedules Meeting With Teachers' UnionJ.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.
Emanuel Warns Chicago Could Become Another ClevelandIn 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.”

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