AM News: Brizard Appointment Pros & Cons

image from webmedia.newseum.orgRahm Emanuel defends his schools chief Sun Times:  Similar charges were made against U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan when he ran Chicago schools, according to Emanuel... New schools CEO calls opportunity 'phenomenal' ABC7:  Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's pick the head CPS, Jean-Claude Brizard, sat down with a Rochester, New York television station recently to address the controversy surrounding his departure... Importance of schools CEO Tribune (Letter):  As a CPS teacher and Teach Plus Policy Fellow, I am keenly aware of the importance of our school CEO, and have seen firsthand the ways in which the decisions this leader makes directly impact our schools and students on a daily basis... New Schools Fund looks to turnaround failing charters Catalyst:  They are developing plans to restructure at least a handful of low-achieving charters. And they are kicking off a public relations campaign, aimed at least partly at countering the CTU's negative message about charter schools... Drug Expulsions On the Rise at Jones College Prep ChicagoTalks:  The forum has already met once and is planning to meet again within the next two weeks. The first meeting brought a wave of ideas and propositions about where to go next to cut the rise of drug-use on campus. 

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  • How is the principal going to have control over students who party off campus over the weekend? The principal in the story said expulsions of students is the appropriate response to drug offenses, a strict policy. Can you explain?

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