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Jean-Claude Brizard

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

Brizard Reflects On First Year Of Running Chicago Schools

It’s been a bit more than a year on the job for Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard. Some critics have said it’s been a bumpy, road with many obstacles ahead for Brizard – including a potential teachers’ strike.

CBS 2–06/25/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard, Jesse Sharkey

Both Sides Say They Want Resolution Before Teacher Strike Could Happen

More than 90 percent of teachers in the Chicago Public Schools voted to authorize a strike this week, in a move that the Chicago Teachers Union believes will provide a leg up in negotiations starting next month.

CBS 2–06/12/2012

Karen Lewis Votes

Chicago Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike

Chicago teachers have voted to authorize a strike, setting the stage for intense contract negotiations to avoid a possible walkout in the fall.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Working On 5-Year-Plan To Improve Lagging Schools

The head of the Chicago Public Schools says one of his top priorities, besides working out a new contract with the Chicago Teachers Union, is closing the achievement gap among a number of schools.

06/10/2012

Teachers Strike Authorization Vote

Teachers Already Crying Foul As Strike Authorization Vote Wraps Up

The city could soon know whether Chicago Public Schools teachers are going to authorize a strike, but the teachers are already crying foul.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Karen Lewis Votes

Teachers Cast Ballots On Whether To Authorize Strike

Chicago Public Schools teachers began voting today on whether to authorize a strike.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Mayor Wants Teachers To Shut Up And Do What They’re Told

Tomorrow will be a big day in Chicago. The teachers in our public schools will vote tomorrow on whether to authorize a strike.

CBS 2–06/05/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard, Karen Lewis

Brizard Says He Wants Raise For Teachers; CTU’s Lewis Says Offers Are Not Enough

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he wants teachers to have a raise, and is asking the Chicago Teachers Union to hold off on its strike authorization vote set for this coming Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

School lunch (CBS)

Schools Reach Contract Deal With Lunchroom Workers

The Chicago Board of Education and the union representing 3,300 lunchroom workers have reached a contract deal, providing modest raises and a commitment to serve better food.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Announces ‘Coordinated’ Opening And Closing Bells For Schools

All Chicago public schools will not only have a longer school day next year, they will have a more “coordinated” one, with all schools opening and closing within a one-hour assigned window.

04/29/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said an informal poll of teachers at 150 public schools showed "overwhelming" support for a strike if contract talks with the Emanuel administration break down. (Credit: CBS)

Possible Chicago Teacher Strike Looms After Talks Break Down

Talks have broken down between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, and the possibility of a teacher strike is beginning to loom.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Rahm Emanuel With Students

Emanuel Scales Back Longer School Day

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard have agreed to scale back the longer school day for elementary students.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said an informal poll of teachers at 150 public schools showed "overwhelming" support for a strike if contract talks with the Emanuel administration break down. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Union Prepared For Strike: ‘We’re Fed Up’

The Chicago Teacher’s Union said Thursday that contract talks with the Emanuel administration are “cordial,” but the union is also planning for the possibility of a strike.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

One of dozens of new security cameras installed at Dunbar Career Academy High School and 13 other high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Completes Installation Of Cameras At 14 High Schools

The Chicago Public School system has just completed a nearly $7 million project to install high-tech, high-definition security cameras in 14 high schools.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Empty Classroom

CPS Partners With Churches To Keep Kids Safe This Spring Break

Chicago Public Schools are offering parents a way to keep their children off the street during this week of spring break.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Mayor: Fire Schools Official Who Allegedly Took Free Meals, Packers Tickets

Chicago Public Schools food service manager Louise Esaian could lose her job for allegedly accepting free meals, Target gift cards and even Green Bay Packers tickets from two vendors with multimillion-dollar food service contracts.

03/18/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Goes To Washington To Discuss Education Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard are in Washington, D.C., Friday to participate in a forum on education reform.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard Defends Decision To Close Or ‘Turn Around’ 17 Schools

Improve schools by turning them around with a new leadership team, or close them; that was the message that the head of the Chicago Public Schools took to a South Side church congregation Sunday, following the school board’s decision last week to close or “turn around” 17 schools.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2012

School Protest

Parents Protest Plans To Restructure Schools

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Plans To Drop Costly Sick Day Policy For Non-Union Workers

Chicago Public Schools officials said Tuesday that they are seeking to implement a new sick day policy for non-union workers, ending a decades-long practice that has cost the system tens of millions of dollars a year.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

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