AM News: Brizard Begins w/ Guggenheim Tour

image from webmedia.newseum.orgEmanuel and Brizard Kick Off School Visit Series CNC:  On his first official day running the CPS, Jean-Claude Brizard visit Guggenheim Elementary School in Englewood alongside his boss, Mayor Rahm Emanuel... Brizard kicks off listening tour at Englewood schoolAbout 70 schools in CPS are like Guggenheim with less than 300 students--the population at which experts say schools are financially viable...Outgoing interim CPS chief shares some parting words wbez:  he expressed concern over the false dichotomy between charter schools and traditional schools... Brizard Officially Begins Top Job, With Pay Raise HuffED: When asked if Brizard would be explicitly pro-charter, Cline demurred. "I see them bringing a pro-quality public education focus to the city," she said... Cheat Sheet: The End of an Era, Part II WBEZ:  The good-byes began last month, but there were more farewells at Wednesday's board meeting. Board members also got a going... New Ethics Code, Contract Approved, Building Battles CNC:  An array of issues were covered by speakers from all corners of the city, including a new Code of Ethics, a new $1.3 contract with AUSL, cuts to early childhood programming, and school facility questions...State Board of Ed head steps down to take CPS role Chicago Tribune:  He is the chief legal counsel to the Illinois Latino Legislative Caucus and has served on a CPS panel monitoring desegregation... MORE ITEMS BELOW

Youth Guidance raises record-breaking funds as it celebrates 'Becoming A Man ... TribLocal: Youth Guidance, Chicago's longest-serving social service agency with a daily presence inChicago Public Schools, raised a record $300000 at its annual benefit Saturday, May 14... Chicago's Advanced Placement scores good, but can be better: 'Sit and get ... Medill Reports: They've brought in more than 8000 new students in the past five years, a more than 60 percent increase. ...

Dream Act Bill Could Pass in Ill. House: Rick Biesata, director of the Chicago Minuteman Project, and Alie Kabba, board president of Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, joined FOX Chicago to talk about the Dream Act bill. .. Quinn, Sign School Reform Bill: Renda: The Illinois legislature has passed historic school reform legislation and it's now on to Governor Quinn's desk for signature. FOX Chicago's General Manager Mike Renda has a request: Sign it...School kids, 2 teachers sickened by gas fumes after apparent leak Sun Times:  The apparent natural gas leak occurred about 9 a.m. at 1450 Center Ave. in Chicago Heights, according to Nicor spokeswoman Annette Martinez. 

Emanuel Exerting Influence in Springfield CNC:  He has been deeply involved in the details of several bills impacting Chicago Public Schools and a potential gaming facility, lawmakers said. He also met with Springfield's power brokers when they were in Chicago Emanuel's influence felt in Springfield, even without him WBEZ:  Only a few days remain in the legislative session for the new mayor to accomplish his list of priorities, including a Chicago-based casino, pension reform for city workers, education changes for Chicago Public Schools and... 


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