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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Hundreds of CTU delegates with fists raised stand united and determined.
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly ratified this resolution at its October 6, 2021 monthly meeting.
We have yet to receive a comprehensive proposal from Chicago Public Schools, which cancelled our bargaining session yesterday to allow
Mayor Lightfoot has turned the question of our children’s safety into a grudge match with the Chicago Teachers Union. Her
Mayor's CPS team at last agrees to begin COVID testing at West Side School after most classes forced to quarantine,
Last week, eleven out of seventeen classrooms at Jensen Elementary were in quarantine. Elected officials joined parents, students and rank

Bargaining Updates


We only heard talking points yesterday when new CPS CEO Pedro Martinez and Dr. Alison Arwady spoke to the press.
Sisters and Brothers: We’ve been raising the alarm for months that Mayor Lightfoot's CPS team was bungling this fall’s reopening
"We’ll get back to you” isn’t good enough during a global pandemic, when people, especially in our hardest hit Black

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