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Volume 85, Issue 2

Features

Delegates Not Present November 3, 2021 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A Benedix, Kenneth Green, Laurie Pomerantz, Julie Spagnola, Patricia Network 1B Maldonado, Xavier Pfeiffer, Ashton Network 1C Daleiden, Dianne Figueroa, Tania Flanagan, Nora Network 2A Royer, Tracy Network 2B Cole, Tori Park, Kimberly Network 3A Ochoa, Victor...

Want to begin the journey to NBCT?

Educators and clinicians who have earned National Board Certification through the Quest Center’s Nurturing Teacher Leadership (NTL) program say the process is the most valuable and transformative professional development they have ever received. Apply for the 2022 – 2024 cohort today.

Educators can only take so much

Reports about teacher burnout, early retirements and staff shortages stemming from the pandemic are in the news on a daily basis. But it’s another thing when you see your colleagues and friends, struggling to make sense of a system that shows so little concern for the well being of those who work in it every day. 

Every teacher needs a Ms. Wolfolk

Tara Stamps remembers Ms. Wolfok, an old school teacher from her early days in CPS who made a big impression on her. In those days, there were so many compassionate, committed, veteran Black teachers like Ms. Wolfok who took me under their wings, and I was a better teacher for it. Sadly, that’s not the case for educators starting out today.

The power of engaged members and coalitions

Passing bills in the Illinois General Assembly is never easy and it’s an even harder lift during the fall veto session. But thanks to the unity and advocacy of our members and school communities, we made important gains this year.

PSRP Corner: Let’s make every day PSRP Appreciation Day

Since 2006, the third Wednesday in November has been designated PSRP Appreciation Day. But PSRP-for-life Christel Williams-Hayes says we need to thank and honor these frontline workers every day. We could not have made it through the pandemic without them.

President’s Message: A time for reflection

The holidays are typically a time for reflection, a time to express our thanks and contemplate our vision for the new year. CTU President Jesse Sharkey writes that he’s feeling especially thankful this year for the privilege to work side by side with the dedicated, courageous rank-and-file members of the CTU.

Delegates Not Present October 6, 2021 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A Benedix, Kenneth Green, Laurie Hehn, Theresa Kleinhubert, Mary Pomerantz, Julie Network 1B Pappas, Liza West, Margaret Network 1C Figueroa, Tania Network 2A Rowley, Carol Network 2B All Present Network 3A Segura, Martha Network 3B Moore, Tammy Network 4A...

Delegates Not Present November 3, 2021 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A Benedix, Kenneth Green, Laurie Pomerantz, Julie Spagnola, Patricia Network 1B Maldonado, Xavier Pfeiffer, Ashton Network 1C Daleiden, Dianne Figueroa, Tania Flanagan, Nora Network 2A Royer, Tracy Network 2B Cole, Tori Park, Kimberly Network 3A Ochoa, Victor...

Want to begin the journey to NBCT?

Educators and clinicians who have earned National Board Certification through the Quest Center’s Nurturing Teacher Leadership (NTL) program say the process is the most valuable and transformative professional development they have ever received. Apply for the 2022 – 2024 cohort today.

Educators can only take so much

Reports about teacher burnout, early retirements and staff shortages stemming from the pandemic are in the news on a daily basis. But it’s another thing when you see your colleagues and friends, struggling to make sense of a system that shows so little concern for the well being of those who work in it every day. 

Every teacher needs a Ms. Wolfolk

Tara Stamps remembers Ms. Wolfok, an old school teacher from her early days in CPS who made a big impression on her. In those days, there were so many compassionate, committed, veteran Black teachers like Ms. Wolfok who took me under their wings, and I was a better teacher for it. Sadly, that’s not the case for educators starting out today.

The power of engaged members and coalitions

Passing bills in the Illinois General Assembly is never easy and it’s an even harder lift during the fall veto session. But thanks to the unity and advocacy of our members and school communities, we made important gains this year.

PSRP Corner: Let’s make every day PSRP Appreciation Day

Since 2006, the third Wednesday in November has been designated PSRP Appreciation Day. But PSRP-for-life Christel Williams-Hayes says we need to thank and honor these frontline workers every day. We could not have made it through the pandemic without them.

President’s Message: A time for reflection

The holidays are typically a time for reflection, a time to express our thanks and contemplate our vision for the new year. CTU President Jesse Sharkey writes that he’s feeling especially thankful this year for the privilege to work side by side with the dedicated, courageous rank-and-file members of the CTU.

Delegates Not Present October 6, 2021 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A Benedix, Kenneth Green, Laurie Hehn, Theresa Kleinhubert, Mary Pomerantz, Julie Network 1B Pappas, Liza West, Margaret Network 1C Figueroa, Tania Network 2A Rowley, Carol Network 2B All Present Network 3A Segura, Martha Network 3B Moore, Tammy Network 4A...

Departments

In Brief

Delegates Not Present November 3, 2021 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A Benedix, Kenneth Green, Laurie Pomerantz, Julie Spagnola, Patricia Network 1B Maldonado, Xavier Pfeiffer, Ashton Network 1C Daleiden, Dianne Figueroa, Tania Flanagan, Nora Network 2A Royer, Tracy Network 2B Cole, Tori Park, Kimberly Network 3A Ochoa, Victor...

Want to begin the journey to NBCT?

Educators and clinicians who have earned National Board Certification through the Quest Center’s Nurturing Teacher Leadership (NTL) program say the process is the most valuable and transformative professional development they have ever received. Apply for the 2022 – 2024 cohort today.

Educators can only take so much

Reports about teacher burnout, early retirements and staff shortages stemming from the pandemic are in the news on a daily basis. But it’s another thing when you see your colleagues and friends, struggling to make sense of a system that shows so little concern for the well being of those who work in it every day. 

Every teacher needs a Ms. Wolfolk

Tara Stamps remembers Ms. Wolfok, an old school teacher from her early days in CPS who made a big impression on her. In those days, there were so many compassionate, committed, veteran Black teachers like Ms. Wolfok who took me under their wings, and I was a better teacher for it. Sadly, that’s not the case for educators starting out today.

The power of engaged members and coalitions

Passing bills in the Illinois General Assembly is never easy and it’s an even harder lift during the fall veto session. But thanks to the unity and advocacy of our members and school communities, we made important gains this year.

PSRP Corner: Let’s make every day PSRP Appreciation Day

Since 2006, the third Wednesday in November has been designated PSRP Appreciation Day. But PSRP-for-life Christel Williams-Hayes says we need to thank and honor these frontline workers every day. We could not have made it through the pandemic without them.

President’s Message: A time for reflection

The holidays are typically a time for reflection, a time to express our thanks and contemplate our vision for the new year. CTU President Jesse Sharkey writes that he’s feeling especially thankful this year for the privilege to work side by side with the dedicated, courageous rank-and-file members of the CTU.

Delegates Not Present October 6, 2021 House of Delegates Meeting

Network 1A Benedix, Kenneth Green, Laurie Hehn, Theresa Kleinhubert, Mary Pomerantz, Julie Network 1B Pappas, Liza West, Margaret Network 1C Figueroa, Tania Network 2A Rowley, Carol Network 2B All Present Network 3A Segura, Martha Network 3B Moore, Tammy Network 4A...