Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School DayAs 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.
CPS, Teachers Reach 'Win-Win' Deal To Hire 477 New Teachers For Longer DayTeachers and the Chicago Public Schools have reached an agreement on a longer school day, eliminating a major roadblock toward a contract.
Mayor: Mediator's Proposed Teacher Raise Not 'Tethered To Reality'Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a mediator's report that school officials had hoped would provide added bargaining power in their contract talks with teachers.
School Budget Would Raise Property Taxes, Empty Reserve FundChicago Public School officials have unveiled their budget plan for next school year, seeking to fill a $665 million deficit with a property tax hike, personnel cuts and some one-time revenue.
Brizard Reflects On First Year Of Running Chicago SchoolsIt'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.
School Reform Group Pushing For More Charter SchoolsWhile much of the talk about Chicago schools revolves around a potential teachers strike, one education reform group kicked off the summer this weekend with a push for more charter schools.
CPS Announces ‘Coordinated’ Opening And Closing Bells For SchoolsAll 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.
CPS To Give Principals $130 Million To Prepare For Longer DayPrincipals in the Chicago Public Schools are in line to get $130 million to help pay for next year's longer school days.
Parents Rally Downtown For Longer School DayAs 200 students and parents touted a longer school day and other initiatives on Saturday at a rally hosted by the advocacy group "Stand for Children" at Roosevelt University, a small group of protesters picketed outside.
Walter's Perspective: Emanuel Giving Us The Runaround On SchoolsThere's a mystery in Chicago tonight about a longer day in public school. Yes or no? What will it be when Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes up his mind?
Emanuel Scales Back Longer School DayMayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard have agreed to scale back the longer school day for elementary students.
Parent Groups Want Meeting With Mayor On Longer School DaySeveral parents groups are questioning how the Chicago Public Schools can lengthen the school day starting next fall, without solid plans on how to use the extra time, or enough money to pay for it.

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