Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Last Friday, August 20, CPS sent out a correspondence stating that the 600-700 minutes of Safe School On-Line Training must
Educators eager to return to school communities — but flag ongoing concerns about safety and stability, with only about 25%
Though we are not at formal impasse, the pace of negotiations is frustratingly slow, and with the first day of
CPS continues to insist on rolling back last year’s health and safety protocols even as the delta variant is filling
The mayor’s team continues to drag its feet on critical components of the layered mitigation strategies we need to keep

Bargaining Updates

CPS put it in writing!
6:30 a.m. TODAY, Thurs., Oct. 17: Picket lines go up at 500+ Chicago public schools SEE BELOW for full schedule/locations/times.
Put it in writing
Bargaining continues Wednesday as the Union confronts chronic disconnect between mayor's spin and CPS stalling at the bargaining table.
CPS: still starving our schools
After ten months of bargaining, CTU educators are still struggling with CPS to carve a path forward to an agreement

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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