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CTU News on COVID-19

Mayor Lightfoot has yet to accept offers from Gov. Pritzker to provide SHIELD tests to CPS in wake of holiday
Mayor has yet to agree to offers from Gov. Pritzker to provide SHIELD tests to CPS in wake of holiday
With few Black and Latinx children vaxed for COVID and massive obstacles to testing sign-up, Union continues to press Lightfoot's
CTU President Jesse Sharkey emailed this update to rank and file CTU members Wednesday evening. Tonight, the mayor, her top
For six months, the mayor’s CPS bargaining team has stalled at the table, rejecting CTU safety proposals as Lightfoot refuses

Bargaining Updates


Given what we heard at the bargaining table yesterday — more of the same lies, dishonesty and, if you can
Hundreds of CTU delegates with fists raised stand united and determined.
This resolution calls for the Union to institute escalating actions in order to win safety measures throughout the district. The
We have yet to receive a comprehensive proposal from Chicago Public Schools, which cancelled our bargaining session yesterday to allow

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