View Full Version : Local News CPS chief Brizard gets a contract unlike predecessors and a raise

06-23-2011, 09:37 AM
From Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-cps-chief-contract-20110622,0,1344156.story) by Tara Malone and Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:
The Chicago Public Schools board on Wednesday gave the district's newest steward, Jean-Claude Brizard, what none of his recent predecessors had: a contract.

Brizard will be judged by the academic performance of Chicago's public school students on measures ranging from how many 3- and 4-year-olds enroll in preschool to how many high school students graduate in at least five years under his three-year deal.

With a base compensation of $250,000, Brizard will take home more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Brizard's assignments during the next three years include:

Increasing the percentage of high schoolers who graduate within five years from 55.8 to 60 percent.
Improving from 27 to 35 percent the number of high schoolers who earn at least a 20 out of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam, considered the minimum score for college readiness.
Enrolling more CPS graduates in college, going from 54.4 to 65 percent.
Lifting the percentage of students passing the state standardized test for third-grade reading from 57.8 to 70 percent.
Enrolling more children in preschool and kindergarten.

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