A closer look at Jean-Claude Brizard's tenure in Rochester, NY

April 19, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(Photo courtesy of the Rochester City School District)
On Monday Jean-Claude Brizard was announced as the next CEO of Chicago Public Schools.

Updated at: 12:40 pm on 04/19/2011

On Monday Mayor-elect Emanuel announced his pick to head Chicago Public Schools. Jean-Claude Brizard comes to Chicago from the Rochester City School District in the state of New York.

To find out more about Brizard, Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Tiffany Lankes, an education reporter in Rochester for the Democrat and Chronicle, and began by discussing Brizard’s approach during his 3-year tenure in Rochester.

A correction has been made to this story.

An earlier version of this story misstated that Brizard ushered in expanding charter schools in the Rochester school district. The district there does not have power to authorize charters.