Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is leaving after 17 months with the district. Contentious teacher contract issues, turbulent hearings on school closings, a push for longer school days and the first teachers strike in 25 years marked Brizard's 17-month tenure.
Hundreds of Chicago Teachers Union delegates met Wednesday evening for an update on contract negotiations. And in a largely symbolic show of support for the union, they voted to give their president a power she already had: the ability to issue a ten-day strike notice at her discretion.
Mother of senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, Barbara Bowman is leaving her job as Chief Early Childhood Education Officer at Chicago Public Schools, but not without first sharing the lessons she’s learned inside and outside of the classroom.
A new coalition of parents says it’ll be pushing for an elected school board in Chicago.The parents are mad at the school district over a whole host of issues. Some oppose the board’s policy of closing down failing schools. Others think the district is demonizing teachers.