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Performance Incentives Announced for Chicago Principals

On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials announced the formation of the Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC), a principal training and support program designed to ensure that every school has a highly effective leader who can drive the change needed to improve student achievement and graduate every student college and career ready. […]

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CPS Back-to-School Initiatives

On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard met to announce investments supporting CPS’ Back-to-School initiatives. “Excellence in education starts with excellent attendance, and the support CPS’ Back-to-School initiatives have received from our city’s business and community leaders confirms just how invested Chicagoans are in our students’ success,” said Mayor Emanuel. […]

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Mayor Emanuel, CPS CEO Brizard Tout Benefits of Longer School Day

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard joined United Neighborhood Organization CEO Juan Rangel at Marquez School on Thursday to meet with parents, teachers and students to discuss the positive impact of a longer school day with additional instructional time. “We need to provide our children with the quality education they deserve,” […]

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Emanuel & CPS CEO Announce $75 Million Savings to CPS Budget

On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard announced savings of $75 million to CPS by trimming administrative and non-classroom spending from the upcoming 2012 budget. “In tackling the CPS budget deficit, we will begin by cutting bureaucracy so that we can focus our resources on supporting students and teachers,” said […]

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CPS Leadership Team Announced

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced the Chicago Public Schools Leadership Team on Monday, April 18. For more information on each of the members, read below. CPS Senior Leadership Jean-Claude Brizard, Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard is Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester City School District. Under his leadership, the district’s graduation rate increased and student scores […]

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Teacher Contract Reforms

A number of education reforms were proposed in the Illinois Senate yesterday, many of which could dramatically change the way teachers negotiate their contracts. Here is a summary of the reforms: – Outside of Chicago, education administrators will consider a teacher’s average performance evaluation before laying them off. Years of service will be the tie-breaker […]

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Local Moms Weigh in on Longer School Days

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard joined United Neighborhood Organization CEO Juan Rangel at Marquez School on Thursday, June 23 to meet with parents, teachers and students to discuss the positive impact of a longer school day with additional instructional time. Watch Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm for the story. “We […]

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Local Moms React to School Breakfast in Classrooms

The Chicago Board of Education passed a mandate requiring free breakfast to be served in all elementary school classrooms. Hundreds of parents have signed petitions objecting, citing everything from food allergies to lack of nutrition, to a waste of classroom time. We talked to three local moms about the program. Here’s what they had to […]

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Mayoral Candidates Answer Tough Questions From Chicago Teens

Four of the mayoral candidates — Carol Moseley Braun, Gery Chico, Miguel Del Valle and Rahm Emanuel — answer questions from Chicago high school students.

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