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Brizard Leaves With Glowing Recommendation

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    Brizard says he's already received interest from other school districts around the country.

    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.

    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.