Rahm 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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