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2 Investigators: Chicago Schools Flunk Food Inspections

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Public Schools are constantly being scrutinized for improving test scores and academic standards. But who’s watching to make sure the school’s kitchens and lunchrooms are being kept up to safety standards? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

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Melting the Rubber Stamp: Chicago’s Unelected Board of Education

By joel • Sep 12, 2012 • Print-Friendly The seven members of Chicago’s Board of Education, along with CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, are, in theory, responsible for the governance of the city’s schools. In reality, they are only accountable to the man that appointed them—Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As anyone who has …

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Study: No real progress in CPS grade school reading in 20 years

BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter September 30, 2011 1:12AM So after waves and waves of reform, you thought Chicago public elementary schools had made tremendous progress in the last 20 years? Think again. Despite millions of dollars in fixes and programs, Chicago’s elementary grade reading scores have barely budged …

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New CPS chief fends off hostile questions

Jean-Claude Brizard, 47, is seen by some as a controversial choice to lead Chicago Public Schools. His three years as superintendent in Rochester has been marked by some incremental improvements in test scores and graduation numbers but also frequent battles with the teachers union over discipline policies and performance evaluations …

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