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CTU News on COVID-19

We need action, not words, to address violence in Chicago
People need more equity and justice, not more cops, to address consequences of joblessness and hopelessness that drive violence. CHICAGO,
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EPIC charter educators vote overwhelmingly to unionize, join CTU
The results are overwhelming: 90 percent of rank-and-file educators at EPIC charter school have voted to unionize and join the
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Ride for Recovery: Taking back our streets and fighting for the many, not the few
We are all fed up with cabin fever caused by quarantine, the disappointing inadequacies of remote learning, and growing economic
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Arbitration Wins and Strategic Bargaining Updates!
We've recently leveraged powerful wins on personal business days in arbitration, and made important progress in strategic bargaining on PSRP
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cops out of schools
Chicago needs police-free public schools and an elected, representative school board accountable to the people
Battle to win real equity and justice for students and Chicago neighborhoods is just beginning. CHICAGO, June 24—The Chicago Teachers
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Bargaining Updates


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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Stay informed and take action for student and educator safety


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

LSC Resolutions on Safety

Local School Councils across the district have passed resolutions on the reckless CPS plan for reopening. If you want to organize a resolution for your school’s LSC, you’ll find sample resolutions and other useful information on our LSC Information page.

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