City school official tapped to advise Chicago superintendent
Our flagship paper The Chicago Tribune reported today that Jonathan Brice, who oversees the Office of Student Support and Safety for the Baltimore city school system, has been tapped to advise the Chicago Public School system as it transitions under its new leader, Jean-Claude Brizard.
Brice will be sitting on a panel of educators from across the nation that will advise Brizard and his team on "how best to deploy teachers and resources," the Tribune story said.
While the team, led by a Harvard Graduate School of Education professor, will be particularly focusing on what's happening around instruction in CPS, Brice apparently will be advising on issues related to school climate, student engagement and anti-violence initiatives like Culture of Calm, the story said.
"We'll look at the early results and see if it's working for schools and how we should expand it," Brice told The Tribune. "If it's something that's not working, then what are the tweaks that need to be made."