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Volume 84, Issue 2

Features

A recipe for failure

Sending CPS’ youngest and most vulnerable students back into school buildings without the proper investments to make those spaces safe is the definition of reckless.

Want to take the journey to National Board Certification?

The Quest Center’s Nurturing Teacher Leadership (NTL) program, the FREE CTU/CPS NBC professional development program, supports candidates for National Board Certification. The program boasts a 94 percent success NBC success rate, twice the national average.

President’s Message: Safety first

Mayor Lori Lightfoot desperately wants students and teachers to return to in-person learning, regardless of the risk. We want to be back in our classrooms with our students, too, but not until it is safe for them, their families and our members.

Everyone Deserves to be “Safe.”

With more than 200,000 deaths in the U.S., CTU launched a series of digital ads designed to focus on the needs of Chicago’s school communities in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Message sent

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her handpicked schools chief haven’t wanted to engage parents, community organizations or elected officials about in-person school reopening plans. But she has been hearing from them loud and clear.

In Memoriam

2019 Oct 30 Valeria R Lambert, Manley Career Aca May 25 Eva C Smith, Manley Career Aca Jun 18 Ramon Puron-Bosque Oct 3 Tonia Michele Chambers Nov 26 William H Winebrenner Dec 1 Georgette Rohde Dec 10 Marcus M Ahmed, Juarez Comm Acad Dec 10 Marcus M Ahmed Dec 17 Louise...

Delegates Not Present October 7, 2020

NETWORK 1A Brennan, Jennifer Galligan, Mary Green, Laurie NETWORK 1B All Present NETWORK 1C Dillon, Barbara Flanagan, Nora Graves, Kenneth NETWORK 2A Smith, Cynthia Williams, Isaac NETWORK 2B Bravo-Gonzalez, Mayra Harazin, David McAdoo, Jesse Park, Kimberly Pedersen,...

Taking matters into our own hands

As the City moved to a wider reopening of businesses in September, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s hand-picked school board was refusing to bargain with the Union over serious safety concerns for school clerks, technology coordinators and other frontline workers who are being forced back to work in school buildings. So, those staff members took matters into their own hands Sept. 30 by distributing PPE to clerks and other school employees in the early morning hours outside Collins High School in North Lawndale.

Teaching Trump

One of our central objectives in teaching “El Paso” was to engage them in analysis and conversation about the links between white supremacist rhetoric and hate-inspired violence. We suspected that students possessed a surface understanding of the motivations and backdrop of the incident but not a comprehensive understanding of what caused it.

Delegates Not Present September 9, 2020

Network 1A Brennan, Jennifer Lee Donlin, Nolan McLaughlin Erzrumly, Layla Green, Laurie June Nykiel-Donlin, Jennifer Susanne Spagnola, Patricia A Network 1B Davis, Deborah Kurzydlo, Vicki Louise Perez, Stacy L Pfeiffer, Ashton Network 1C Coleman, Pamela Anne Network...

A recipe for failure

Sending CPS’ youngest and most vulnerable students back into school buildings without the proper investments to make those spaces safe is the definition of reckless.

Want to take the journey to National Board Certification?

The Quest Center’s Nurturing Teacher Leadership (NTL) program, the FREE CTU/CPS NBC professional development program, supports candidates for National Board Certification. The program boasts a 94 percent success NBC success rate, twice the national average.

President’s Message: Safety first

Mayor Lori Lightfoot desperately wants students and teachers to return to in-person learning, regardless of the risk. We want to be back in our classrooms with our students, too, but not until it is safe for them, their families and our members.

Everyone Deserves to be “Safe.”

With more than 200,000 deaths in the U.S., CTU launched a series of digital ads designed to focus on the needs of Chicago’s school communities in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Message sent

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her handpicked schools chief haven’t wanted to engage parents, community organizations or elected officials about in-person school reopening plans. But she has been hearing from them loud and clear.

In Memoriam

2019 Oct 30 Valeria R Lambert, Manley Career Aca May 25 Eva C Smith, Manley Career Aca Jun 18 Ramon Puron-Bosque Oct 3 Tonia Michele Chambers Nov 26 William H Winebrenner Dec 1 Georgette Rohde Dec 10 Marcus M Ahmed, Juarez Comm Acad Dec 10 Marcus M Ahmed Dec 17 Louise...

Delegates Not Present October 7, 2020

NETWORK 1A Brennan, Jennifer Galligan, Mary Green, Laurie NETWORK 1B All Present NETWORK 1C Dillon, Barbara Flanagan, Nora Graves, Kenneth NETWORK 2A Smith, Cynthia Williams, Isaac NETWORK 2B Bravo-Gonzalez, Mayra Harazin, David McAdoo, Jesse Park, Kimberly Pedersen,...

Taking matters into our own hands

As the City moved to a wider reopening of businesses in September, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s hand-picked school board was refusing to bargain with the Union over serious safety concerns for school clerks, technology coordinators and other frontline workers who are being forced back to work in school buildings. So, those staff members took matters into their own hands Sept. 30 by distributing PPE to clerks and other school employees in the early morning hours outside Collins High School in North Lawndale.

Teaching Trump

One of our central objectives in teaching “El Paso” was to engage them in analysis and conversation about the links between white supremacist rhetoric and hate-inspired violence. We suspected that students possessed a surface understanding of the motivations and backdrop of the incident but not a comprehensive understanding of what caused it.

Delegates Not Present September 9, 2020

Network 1A Brennan, Jennifer Lee Donlin, Nolan McLaughlin Erzrumly, Layla Green, Laurie June Nykiel-Donlin, Jennifer Susanne Spagnola, Patricia A Network 1B Davis, Deborah Kurzydlo, Vicki Louise Perez, Stacy L Pfeiffer, Ashton Network 1C Coleman, Pamela Anne Network...

Departments

In Brief

Message sent

In Memoriam

Teaching Trump