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Volume 85, Issue 5

Features

President’s message: My time to move on

I am not sure I would have believed anyone had they told me I would be where I am today back in 2010, writes CTU President Jesse Sharkey as he announces he will not run for president of the Chicago Teachers Union again.

PSRP Corner: On the front lines in our school communities

The Internet and the news are awash with stories of how young people are dealing with the stress and anxiety of the pandemic. Educators are reporting more discipline problems, students acting out and even engaging in self harm. And the PSRPs in our school are on the frontlines dealing with these crises.

Class size relief comes to Lane Tech thanks to member organizing

Lane Tech High School teachers won a significant class size victory this spring using the strengthened language in Article 28 of our Contract. The win shows what is possible when rank-and-file members collaborate with CTU staff to organize in their buildings.

Honoring Karen’s life and legacy: a moving tribute

A dozen friends, colleagues and labor leaders — along with beloved husband John Lewis — remembered CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis at a moving Yahrzeit Commemoration in early February honoring her life and legacy on the one-year anniversary of her death.

LSC election season is in full swing — let’s make the most of it

As LSC election season kicks off, the CTU is encouraging members to run for teacher rep positions on their school’s council. Serving on your LSC is an important way to exercise power in your building and hold CPS and your administration accountable, as CTU member Kassandra Tsitsopoulos explains in this interview.

President’s message: My time to move on

I am not sure I would have believed anyone had they told me I would be where I am today back in 2010, writes CTU President Jesse Sharkey as he announces he will not run for president of the Chicago Teachers Union again.

PSRP Corner: On the front lines in our school communities

The Internet and the news are awash with stories of how young people are dealing with the stress and anxiety of the pandemic. Educators are reporting more discipline problems, students acting out and even engaging in self harm. And the PSRPs in our school are on the frontlines dealing with these crises.

Class size relief comes to Lane Tech thanks to member organizing

Lane Tech High School teachers won a significant class size victory this spring using the strengthened language in Article 28 of our Contract. The win shows what is possible when rank-and-file members collaborate with CTU staff to organize in their buildings.

Honoring Karen’s life and legacy: a moving tribute

A dozen friends, colleagues and labor leaders — along with beloved husband John Lewis — remembered CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis at a moving Yahrzeit Commemoration in early February honoring her life and legacy on the one-year anniversary of her death.

LSC election season is in full swing — let’s make the most of it

As LSC election season kicks off, the CTU is encouraging members to run for teacher rep positions on their school’s council. Serving on your LSC is an important way to exercise power in your building and hold CPS and your administration accountable, as CTU member Kassandra Tsitsopoulos explains in this interview.

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In Brief

President’s message: My time to move on

I am not sure I would have believed anyone had they told me I would be where I am today back in 2010, writes CTU President Jesse Sharkey as he announces he will not run for president of the Chicago Teachers Union again.

PSRP Corner: On the front lines in our school communities

The Internet and the news are awash with stories of how young people are dealing with the stress and anxiety of the pandemic. Educators are reporting more discipline problems, students acting out and even engaging in self harm. And the PSRPs in our school are on the frontlines dealing with these crises.

Class size relief comes to Lane Tech thanks to member organizing

Lane Tech High School teachers won a significant class size victory this spring using the strengthened language in Article 28 of our Contract. The win shows what is possible when rank-and-file members collaborate with CTU staff to organize in their buildings.

Honoring Karen’s life and legacy: a moving tribute

A dozen friends, colleagues and labor leaders — along with beloved husband John Lewis — remembered CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis at a moving Yahrzeit Commemoration in early February honoring her life and legacy on the one-year anniversary of her death.

LSC election season is in full swing — let’s make the most of it

As LSC election season kicks off, the CTU is encouraging members to run for teacher rep positions on their school’s council. Serving on your LSC is an important way to exercise power in your building and hold CPS and your administration accountable, as CTU member Kassandra Tsitsopoulos explains in this interview.