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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has walked away from the bargaining table again after instructing her CPS leadership team to submit a
Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García wrote to President Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona about the need for resources and
Friday, Feb. 5, 7 a.m.: "What does equity look like in a pandemic for Black educators and Black Chicago?" press
Chicago's hardest hit Black and Brown neighborhoods still least likely to be vaccinated, as privatized CDPH distribution scheme drives hunger
CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2021—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following update this afternoon on negotiations with Chicago Public Schools for

Bargaining Updates

The chart here shows how bargaining positions have moved over the course of negotiations between CTU and CPS on safe
The district unilaterally, and with no agreement from our union, made the decision to move the return date for K-8
In an attempt to intimidate educators out of exercising their rights, CPS management has sent new communications changing policies and

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