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CTU calls for ouster of CPS head of special education, details flagrant failures to protect district’s most vulnerable students
Union House of Delegates issues no confidence vote in Stephanie Jones–CPS’ Chief of the Office of Diverse Learners Supports and Services –after revelations of continued illegal use of physical restraints on students with disabilitiesread more
2013 school closings 10 years later: promises made, promises broken
CTU members Quentin Washington, Tammie Vinson and Jeff Blackwell all taught at schools closed by Rahm Emanuel in 2013. This month, as the city marked the 10-year anniversary of the closings, they reflected on their experiences and how the disastrous decision destabilized their school communities.read more
Charter neutrality, PSRP pension parity top legislative wins in Springfield
The Chicago Teachers Union had a very successful legislative session during this spring, including the passage of landmark legislation that could reshape the charter sector and a bill that finally brings parity to retired PSRPs. Moreover, the state budget will include important increases in funding for CPS.read more
More Good News About Class-Size Relief
As of mid-May, the Joint Class Size Assessment Council has provided a total of 354 class-size positions. Of these, 210 are teacher positions, and the remaining 144 are teacher assistants. These are at more than 190 district schools throughout the city. We have also authorized overtime classes at the high-school level to help alleviate overcrowded classes, and some schools have received extended-day buckets providing additional paid preparation time before or after school for teachers with student overloads.read more
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Administrative Transfer Window
Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Fall 2023 without principal permission from Friday, March 24, 2023 to Monday, May 8, 2023.
Schools Chicago Students Deserve 3.0: From Pandemic to a Real Path Forward
This third iteration of The Schools Chicago Students Deserve comes as many Chicago public school communities remain mired in deficiencies caused by decades of prioritizing wealth and deeply segregating neighborhoods and schools. It lays out a plan to address trauma, chronic inequities, and school funding and function in the time of COVID-19.