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Neighborhoods among those most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 since pandemic began are experiencing double digit positivity rates that continue to rise. CHICAGO, September 28, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement...
This fall, CPS forced our members back to work without bargaining critical provisions to remote learning. Despite our expertise, they did not listen to us or offer any real compromises. Teachers were directed back to long days in front of a computer, with no...
Just as CPS has dragged its heels in bargaining while at the same time issuing backwards, ill-conceived and unworkable 'guidance' for remote learning in District schools, charter operators are also making dangerous or unworkable demands of workers and cutting their...
As we prepare for bargaining with CPS, we want to share where we are on several key items that we know you continue to have questions about, and that we, unfortunately, are still battling CPS over.
PPC and PSC Remote Guidance
Professional Problems Committees (PPCs in district schools, PSCs in charter schools) are crucial for establishing workplace norms collaboratively. Find guidance about remotely convening these essential bodies established by our contracts.
Quest Center PD
CTUF Quest Center continues to support members through the re-licensure process all professional development (PD) needs by continuing to provide high-level, online PD offerings that are either Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) PD Hour bearing, CPS Lane Placement Credit bearing, or both. In addition, they offer some short but impactful PD offerings that can be attended and completed in about an hour online.
Those PD offerings include:
- Distance Learning During School Closures
- Google Meet and Chat For Online Communication
- Scratch: Anyone Can Code Online
- Exploring the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Google Maps, Earth, Arts & Culture
- How Can I Read If I Can’t Go To The Library? E-books To The Rescue!
- Google Forms: Assessment From Afar