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QC Alum Appointed Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools
Alum Jean Claude Brizard
Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel named Jean-Claude Brizard (BA ’85 and MsED ’90) to serve as the new superintendent of Chicago Public Schools. Brizard, who took the helm as CEO in May, brings with him over 20 years of experience within the New York City school system. He began his career as an instructor at Rikers Island and later transferred to George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, where he taught physics and became principal in 1999. He is a graduate of the 2007 class of The Broad Superintendents Academy and considers this position an opportunity of a lifetime. In a sit down interview with Lynette Adams of WHEC-TV, Brizard expressed his excitement about his appointment. “To work with Rahm Emmanuel and with the kind of people I have heard and read about is a tremendous opportunity!”
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October 31
Peishi Wang and Sara Woolf Recieve $1.25M Grant From the US Department of Education to Train Personnel in Special Education Early Intervention and Related Services
October 20
John Gunn and Soribel Genao Receive 900K from USDOE to Promote Research in Improvement of Global Studies
September 23
QC Alum Appointed Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools
September 10
Faculty Members Partner with Local Schools to Improve Student Learning with $45,000 Support from CIE
June 28
QC Students Journey to China for Exchange Project
May 09
Multiple Visions II Highlight Artwork of Queens' Teachers and Students
February 28
Multiple Visions 2011 Inspires the Queens Community
January 18
Pablo Tinio Joins EECE
January 01
QC Alum, Sabaa Daly Receives Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics
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November 27
Ted Kesler Changes Scope of Child Literacy
November 05
Joel Spring Honored for Book Publication in China
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