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Volume 82, Issue 1

Features

CTU Teacher Leadership Program

Are you interested in how school policy is made and imposed on schools? Would you like to make that process work differently? Would you like to engage in a professional development experience that goes beyond what is typically offered? Are you interested in getting...

Flipping the Script

Chicago Union Teacher is going digital, publishing just three print issues a year for active members.

Book Review: Ghosts in the Schoolyard, by Eve L. Ewing

Ghosts in the Schoolyard, education sociologist Eve Ewing’s new book about the 2013 Chicago school closings, answers the question, “Why do people care so much about schools that the world has deemed to be ‘failing’?” Ewing does so by delving into the history, politics...

A Time of Transition | President’s Message

Sisters and Brothers, Welcome back to school! I hope the new year finds you rested and ready to take on every challenge. For me, this year marks a time of transition as my sister Karen Lewis retires from office. Karen has meant so much to me, as my work with her has...

In Memoriam

De Lois Weaver May 28, 2002 Frazier Glenda Faye Okoe November 30, 2009 Anna R Langford Comm Acad Margaret P. Ellis February 22, 2014 Substitute Teacher Marie L. Brown March 22, 2014 Till, Emmitt Jacqueline Grundy Ray September 25, 2014 Senn Achieve Acad Reoma N....

CTU Summer

The Chicago Teachers Union never rests, and this summer was no exception.

Dare to Build

CTU organizer urges educators to reach for new heights in these written remarks for a speech at the AFT convention in July.

Why our union and our union dues matter

As someone who spent 36 years working in private and public schools, I never questioned the wisdom of paying union dues once I entered the public sector as a teacher at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center. Before I came to CPS, I taught social studies for 18 years...

When we fight, we win!

Twenty-year CPS veteran and retiring PSRP Gloria Austin wins $40,000 from the Board of Ed following grievance over sick day payout.

Delegates Not Present September 5, 2018

House of Delegates Meeting September 5, 2018 NETWORK 1A Johnson, Craig Nykiel-Donlin, Jennifer S. NETWORK 1B Cooley, Amy K. Kurzydlo, Vicki L. McLennon, Tasmie S. Nikolopoulos, Anastasia C. Perez, Stacy L. West, Margaret A. Westfall, Michael F. NETWORK 1C O’Donnell,...

Here are three reasons for Chicago Public Schools’ success

With Chicago’s school closings, enrollment declines, funding issues and problematic special education reforms dominating the headlines for the past five years, it’s difficult to trust the research from Stanford University professor Sean Reardon that Chicago Public...

Contribute to Chicago Union Teacher magazine

Write to us Love? Hate? Agree? Disagree? Send Chicago Union Teacher your feedback, compliments and criticism. Send letters to the editor to leadership@ctulocal1.org or Chicago Union Teacher,...

Creating a different world

Fulbright scholar brings valuable insights back to her Northwest Side school after teaching abroad in Colombia.

Finance for educators: setting up your own deferred pay

In my Finance class at Fenger High School, my students and I do research each year to discover the reasons why nine out of 10 people will say they need to keep a budget, but less than two out of 10 actually will. I wonder if we asked teachers in September about their...

News from the Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff

Sisters and brothers in the Chicago Teachers Union-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (CTU-ACTS) division have been working hard for many months and through the summer to counteract the downward pressure on the teaching profession imposed by the privatization and...

CTU Teacher Leadership Program

Are you interested in how school policy is made and imposed on schools? Would you like to make that process work differently? Would you like to engage in a professional development experience that goes beyond what is typically offered? Are you interested in getting...

Flipping the Script

Chicago Union Teacher is going digital, publishing just three print issues a year for active members.

Book Review: Ghosts in the Schoolyard, by Eve L. Ewing

Ghosts in the Schoolyard, education sociologist Eve Ewing’s new book about the 2013 Chicago school closings, answers the question, “Why do people care so much about schools that the world has deemed to be ‘failing’?” Ewing does so by delving into the history, politics...

A Time of Transition | President’s Message

Sisters and Brothers, Welcome back to school! I hope the new year finds you rested and ready to take on every challenge. For me, this year marks a time of transition as my sister Karen Lewis retires from office. Karen has meant so much to me, as my work with her has...

In Memoriam

De Lois Weaver May 28, 2002 Frazier Glenda Faye Okoe November 30, 2009 Anna R Langford Comm Acad Margaret P. Ellis February 22, 2014 Substitute Teacher Marie L. Brown March 22, 2014 Till, Emmitt Jacqueline Grundy Ray September 25, 2014 Senn Achieve Acad Reoma N....

CTU Summer

The Chicago Teachers Union never rests, and this summer was no exception.

Dare to Build

CTU organizer urges educators to reach for new heights in these written remarks for a speech at the AFT convention in July.

Why our union and our union dues matter

As someone who spent 36 years working in private and public schools, I never questioned the wisdom of paying union dues once I entered the public sector as a teacher at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center. Before I came to CPS, I taught social studies for 18 years...

When we fight, we win!

Twenty-year CPS veteran and retiring PSRP Gloria Austin wins $40,000 from the Board of Ed following grievance over sick day payout.

Delegates Not Present September 5, 2018

House of Delegates Meeting September 5, 2018 NETWORK 1A Johnson, Craig Nykiel-Donlin, Jennifer S. NETWORK 1B Cooley, Amy K. Kurzydlo, Vicki L. McLennon, Tasmie S. Nikolopoulos, Anastasia C. Perez, Stacy L. West, Margaret A. Westfall, Michael F. NETWORK 1C O’Donnell,...

Here are three reasons for Chicago Public Schools’ success

With Chicago’s school closings, enrollment declines, funding issues and problematic special education reforms dominating the headlines for the past five years, it’s difficult to trust the research from Stanford University professor Sean Reardon that Chicago Public...

Contribute to Chicago Union Teacher magazine

Write to us Love? Hate? Agree? Disagree? Send Chicago Union Teacher your feedback, compliments and criticism. Send letters to the editor to leadership@ctulocal1.org or Chicago Union Teacher,...

Creating a different world

Fulbright scholar brings valuable insights back to her Northwest Side school after teaching abroad in Colombia.

Finance for educators: setting up your own deferred pay

In my Finance class at Fenger High School, my students and I do research each year to discover the reasons why nine out of 10 people will say they need to keep a budget, but less than two out of 10 actually will. I wonder if we asked teachers in September about their...

News from the Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff

Sisters and brothers in the Chicago Teachers Union-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (CTU-ACTS) division have been working hard for many months and through the summer to counteract the downward pressure on the teaching profession imposed by the privatization and...

Departments

In Brief

CTU Teacher Leadership Program

Are you interested in how school policy is made and imposed on schools? Would you like to make that process work differently? Would you like to engage in a professional development experience that goes beyond what is typically offered? Are you interested in getting...

Flipping the Script

Chicago Union Teacher is going digital, publishing just three print issues a year for active members.

Book Review: Ghosts in the Schoolyard, by Eve L. Ewing

Ghosts in the Schoolyard, education sociologist Eve Ewing’s new book about the 2013 Chicago school closings, answers the question, “Why do people care so much about schools that the world has deemed to be ‘failing’?” Ewing does so by delving into the history, politics...

A Time of Transition | President’s Message

Sisters and Brothers, Welcome back to school! I hope the new year finds you rested and ready to take on every challenge. For me, this year marks a time of transition as my sister Karen Lewis retires from office. Karen has meant so much to me, as my work with her has...

In Memoriam

De Lois Weaver May 28, 2002 Frazier Glenda Faye Okoe November 30, 2009 Anna R Langford Comm Acad Margaret P. Ellis February 22, 2014 Substitute Teacher Marie L. Brown March 22, 2014 Till, Emmitt Jacqueline Grundy Ray September 25, 2014 Senn Achieve Acad Reoma N....

CTU Summer

The Chicago Teachers Union never rests, and this summer was no exception.

Dare to Build

CTU organizer urges educators to reach for new heights in these written remarks for a speech at the AFT convention in July.

Why our union and our union dues matter

As someone who spent 36 years working in private and public schools, I never questioned the wisdom of paying union dues once I entered the public sector as a teacher at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center. Before I came to CPS, I taught social studies for 18 years...

When we fight, we win!

Twenty-year CPS veteran and retiring PSRP Gloria Austin wins $40,000 from the Board of Ed following grievance over sick day payout.

Delegates Not Present September 5, 2018

House of Delegates Meeting September 5, 2018 NETWORK 1A Johnson, Craig Nykiel-Donlin, Jennifer S. NETWORK 1B Cooley, Amy K. Kurzydlo, Vicki L. McLennon, Tasmie S. Nikolopoulos, Anastasia C. Perez, Stacy L. West, Margaret A. Westfall, Michael F. NETWORK 1C O’Donnell,...

Here are three reasons for Chicago Public Schools’ success

With Chicago’s school closings, enrollment declines, funding issues and problematic special education reforms dominating the headlines for the past five years, it’s difficult to trust the research from Stanford University professor Sean Reardon that Chicago Public...

Contribute to Chicago Union Teacher magazine

Write to us Love? Hate? Agree? Disagree? Send Chicago Union Teacher your feedback, compliments and criticism. Send letters to the editor to leadership@ctulocal1.org or Chicago Union Teacher,...

Creating a different world

Fulbright scholar brings valuable insights back to her Northwest Side school after teaching abroad in Colombia.

Finance for educators: setting up your own deferred pay

In my Finance class at Fenger High School, my students and I do research each year to discover the reasons why nine out of 10 people will say they need to keep a budget, but less than two out of 10 actually will. I wonder if we asked teachers in September about their...

News from the Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff

Sisters and brothers in the Chicago Teachers Union-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (CTU-ACTS) division have been working hard for many months and through the summer to counteract the downward pressure on the teaching profession imposed by the privatization and...

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