Jean-Claude Brizard

Ex-CPS Boss Brizard Speaks: Emanuel Needs To Let GoThe 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.
Lewis: Brizard Was Set Up To Fail As CPS Chief ExecutiveA 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.
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.”
Full Statement From Jean-Claude BrizardFull statement from Jean-Claude Brizard, who stepped down as chief of Chicago's Public Schools.
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.
CPS Boss Brizard Denies Rumors He Has ResignedFor 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.
Striking Teachers Rally At 3 Public SchoolsStriking teachers showed up by the thousands on Wednesday, for a trio of rallies at three Chicago Public Schools buildings.
Brizard: Teacher Contract Talks 'Close To One-Yard Line'The Chicago schools CEO said talks have been tense, but both sides are making progress.
First Day Of School Arrives, But Teachers' Strike Could Start Next WeekA 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.
IHSA Reviewing CPS Request To Allow Sports During Teachers StrikeTypically, 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.
Emanuel Denies Report That He's Unhappy With School Chief BrizardMayor 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.
Brizard Denies His Job On Line If Teachers StrikeChicago’s school chief today denied reports that his job is on the line if talks with the teachers union break down.
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