Longer School Year

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

Members of the Chicago Board of Education listen to public testimony before a unanimous vote to extend the school year for Chicago Public Schools by 10 days starting in 2012-13. (Credit: CBS)

School Board Unanimously Approves Longer School Year

Despite complaints from teachers that it would lead to student burnout and decreased teacher morale, the Chicago Board of Education has unanimously approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to extend the school year by 10 days starting in the fall.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Moving Forward With Longer School Day, But Union Balks

Chicago Public School officials were moving forward with plans for a longer school day and year starting next year, but the Chicago Teachers Union balked at joining an advisory panel being formed to help implement the longer school day.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011