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CTU News on COVID-19

CTU wins legal battle to protect workers in unsafe buildings as two new schools report COVID cases — and one
The arbitrator’s ruling finds that the district’s half-measures are failing, in addition to its failures to share case reports with
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Mayor mulls reopening schools as CPS broadband plan flounders and two schools report COVID cases
Mayor mulls reopening schools as CPS broadband plan flounders and two schools report COVID cases Some Black and Latinx neighborhoods
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Addressing the Pandemic and Its Impact on Our School Communities

The CTU continues to advocate to CPS to ensure our students’ needs are met, as well as demanding city and state leaders expand supports for children and families during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s why we’ve signed onto The Right To Recovery campaign to address the underlying injustices that have fueled our issues.

We have a #RightToRecovery from COVID-19

Resources to Aid School Communities

CTU staff have been compiling and vetting resources available for our students and their families to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. From healthcare to housing assistance, from food assistance to unemployment rights and including regional and mutual aid resources, this page is a hub of supports for our school communities.

Resource Hub Student Borrower COVID-19 Relief

Bargaining Updates

CTU VP Stacy Davis Gates provides update on day one of fact-finding, prospects for strike
2:30 p.m. briefing will take place at the office of CPS lead counsel Jim Franczek, 300 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.
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TODAY, 4:30PM – Bargaining update: Latest CPS contract proposals fail students
4:30 p.m. TODAY, Thurs., July 11: press conference/bargaining update CTU headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago Less than eight weeks before
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Bargaining Update: “Do you believe that librarians are important to schools?”
That was the question I posed to Chicago Public Schools yesterday. Their response? “We’ll have to get back to you
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Bargaining update—April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019, bargaining update from from CTU President Jesse Sharkey to members.
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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.

Remote PPC/PSC Guide

Teaching Resources

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.

Quest Center PD Offerings

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