Jean-Claude Brizard

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard talks with public school principals at a roundtable discussion about issues critical to contract talks in the ongoing Chicago teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-CPS Boss Brizard Speaks: Emanuel Needs To Let Go

The former head of the Chicago Public Schools, ousted after a politically disastrous teachers’ strike last fall, is opening up about his experience in Chicago and with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

08/23/2013

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 talks with public school principals at a roundtable discussion about issues critical to contract talks in the ongoing Chicago teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Full Statement From Jean-Claude Brizard

Full statement from Jean-Claude Brizard, who stepped down as chief of Chicago’s Public Schools.

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

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard talks with public school principals at a roundtable discussion about issues critical to contract talks in the ongoing Chicago teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Boss Brizard Denies Rumors He Has Resigned

For the first time since the teachers’ strike began, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard spoke out this afternoon, first denying a widespread rumor that he had resigned.

09/12/2012

Thousands of teachers rallied outside Dyett High School, at 555 E. 51st St., and two other public schools on Sept. 12, 2012, during the third day of a teachers' strike in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Striking Teachers Rally At 3 Public Schools

Striking teachers showed up by the thousands on Wednesday, for a trio of rallies at three Chicago Public Schools buildings.

09/12/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard: Teacher Contract Talks ‘Close To One-Yard Line’

The Chicago schools CEO said talks have been tense, but both sides are making progress.

09/06/2012

First Day Of School

First Day Of School Arrives, But Teachers’ Strike Could Start Next Week

A new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teachers’ strike goes ahead.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Football Generic

IHSA Reviewing CPS Request To Allow Sports During Teachers Strike

Typically, a member school must suspend interscholastic activities if it does not have at least 51 percent of its students in attendance, according to IHSA policy.

08/31/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS)

Emanuel Denies Report That He’s Unhappy With School Chief Brizard

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a teachers strike can be avoided, and he’s denying a published report that a strike would shorten the tenure of his schools CEO.

08/31/2012

Jean Claude Brizard appears on the CBS 2 Morning News. (CBS)

Brizard Denies His Job On Line If Teachers Strike

Chicago’s school chief today denied reports that his job is on the line if talks with the teachers union break down.

08/31/2012

School Protest

CPS Working on Contingency Plan As Teachers Inch Closer To Strike

What happens if your kids show up at school, and the teachers don’t? As the Chicago Teachers Union moved a step closer to a strike, the Chicago Board of Education was discussing what do do if teachers actually walk off the job.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel, Brizard Tout Longer School Day As Year Begins For Some Schools

A teacher strike is still a possibility next month, but on Monday morning, classes began as scheduled at about a third of the schools in the Chicago Public Schools system.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

Teachers Strike Authorization Vote

Teachers Union: A Strike Could Still Happen

Thousands of Chicago kids head back to school on Monday, and there is a troubling message for parents.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Appointed School Board Is Fine The Way It Is

The head of Chicago Public Schools says he’d like to see the school board stay the way it is.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School Day

As he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.

CBS 2–08/01/2012

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

Brizard To Call Parents Personally To Remind Them Of First Day Of School

If you’re the parent of a Chicago Public Schools student, you might just get a personal call from executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.

CBS 2–07/19/2012

Members of the Chicago Board of Education meet to discuss an independent arbitrator's report, suggesting 15 percent raises for Chicago Public Schools teachers next year. (Credit: CBS)

School Board, Union Reject Arbitrator’s Report On Teachers Contract

The Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union have both unanimously rejected an independent arbitrator’s suggestions on how to end the contract stalemate with public school teachers.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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