In a press conference coordinated with the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)’s announcement that their organization, which oversees a network of charter schools, is adding instructional days to their forthcoming academic year, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and new schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard suggested that the group’s charter system offers a model of the direction in which Chicago Public Schools should head, the Huffington Post reports. Namely, Brizard suggested that CPS teachers should begin to make two annual “home visits” in order to forge a better connection with students’ families, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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