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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

As CPS pressures parents to return their children to schools in less than a month, students and parents join experts,
Elected officials, grassroots neighborhood groups to join teachers, school clerks, clinicians, parents, students in struggle to reopen safely — and
More than six out of 10 Chicago voters support a plan for schools to continue with remote learning and transition
Unions representing 300k+ educators and school-related personnel lay out a common good, Black and Brown student-focused approach to a Biden-led
An injunction demands that CPS bargain with the union and land enforceable safety standards before school buildings reopen.

Bargaining Updates

2:30 p.m. briefing will take place at the office of CPS lead counsel Jim Franczek, 300 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.
4:30 p.m. TODAY, Thurs., July 11: press conference/bargaining update CTU headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago Less than eight weeks before
That was the question I posed to Chicago Public Schools yesterday. Their response? "We'll have to get back to you

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