CPS Budget Deficit & Contract Negotiations

Jean-Claude Brizard

With a ballooning budget deficit, angry teachers and some top administrators leaving, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has a lot on his plate. We talk with him about what he's facing.

Longer School Days for CPS Despite Deficit & Public Outcry


A longer school day and extended year is slated to take effect for Chicago Public Schools, despite public outcry and what officials call a staggering budget deficit. Paris Schutz has the details.


Does the so-called "turnaround" of an underperforming school really make it better? A new report from the University of Chicago has some answers. We hear from representatives of the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union.