We celebrate a pair of anniversaries--one is silver and the other gold. Lou Diamond Phillips and his "La Bamba" cast mates talk about the impact of the Ritchie Valens biopic 25 years later. And the Giordano Dance Chicago celebrates its 50th year. Plus, new CPS CEO, Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
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.