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Brizard Leaves With Glowing Recommendation

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    Rahm Emanuel said his outgoing schools CEO has lots to be proud of. (Published Friday, Oct 12, 2012)

    Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has some ammunition in his search for another gig.

    The Chicago Tribune reports that Brizard has received a "glowing letter of recommendation" as part of his severance agreement.

    Hold Your Head Up, Brizard

    [CHI] Hold Your Head Up, Brizard
    Rahm Emanuel said his outgoing schools CEO has lots to be proud of. (Published Friday, Oct 12, 2012)

    Brizard hired in April 2011, but resigned earlier this month due to a "mutual agreement" with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    Brizard is staying on through the end of the year to stay on to help new CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett with her transition into the role, and will receive his $250,000 salary for 2013, plus a year of health insurance.

    The recommendation letter lauds Brizard for raising test scores and graduation rates while installing reforms, the newspaper reported.