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.
Jean-Claude Brizard is just one of many new Chicago Public Schools officials Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel named on Monday. The district now has a permanent Chief Education Officer, after a long period without one.
Updated at: 12:40 pm on 04/19/2011On 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.
Every month WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton joins Eight Forty-Eight for Cheat Sheet - the unofficial, irreverent guide to Chicago’s Board of Education meetings.Parents and teachers sounded off on the district’s newest list of school closings.