With Janice Jackson stepping down as CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will now be on the hunt for the 10th person to head the district since the position was created in 1995. Here’s a look back at the people who’ve held the spot and where they are now.
We asked if you would support a teachers' strike. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.
New technology employed by an advocacy group aims to include parents in the education process.
Parents in some Chicago neighborhoods are angry over changes proposed by Chicago Public Schools.
WTTW11 Kicks Off "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen"
Nearly 40 percent of Chicago Public School students drop out. Why are they dropping out and what can be done to get them back on track to graduate? Elizabeth Brackett looks at two programs with some answers. Then, we talk with Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard about the dropout epidemic and how CPS is working to change it.
Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is here to talk about new research showing African-American and Latino students testing far behind their white counterparts in the Chicago Public Schools -- and what he plans to do about it.
Longer School Day Announced; Negotiations Stalled with Teachers
It's a busy day for city schools as the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates meets to discuss a potential 4 percent pay raise cut. Meanwhile, the Chicago Public Schools have announced their plans for a longer school day. We talk with CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard about all of this and more.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard announced a new education initiative that will include specialized training and performance-based bonuses for Chicago's principals. Ash-har Quraishi has the details.