Under a freshly inked contract, Chicago's new schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard will be expected to significantly boost graduation rates, increase test scores, and get more kindergartners and preschoolers to enroll in school. It's the first time a Chicago's schools CEO has been given a performanc
As parents, policy makers and educators in Chicago debate such issues as improving teacher quality and lengthening public school days, another battle has been brewing over what’s on students’ cafeteria plates.Those battles have included debates over implementing a new free breakfast in the classroom
When students at Audubon Elementary stream into school, they are met just inside the doors by kitchen workers at tables in the hallway.On the tables is a sea of paper bags: white for hot breakfast; brown for cold.
Terry Mazany wrapped up his brief time as interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools this week. He believes that the incoming team shares his focus on high standards, strong curriculums, investment in quality teaching and great principal leadership.