Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

CPS is set to receive an historic $2.6 billion infusion of federal dollars from three federal funding programs. And the
Mayor's CPS team refuses to bargain Wednesday, after demanding that the Union bargain daily. 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 11: Open
Six CTU members volunteer to help vaccinate students at Fenger High School.
Getting students, families vaccinated is key to a safe reopening in the fall.
Mayor Lightfoot’s CPS team needs to go beyond the bare minimum of engagement and provide additional safety through more school-based
Today’s bargaining session with CPS, our seventh so far, was, in a nutshell, frustrating. The district has yet to respond

Bargaining Updates

CPS put it in writing!
Bargaining broke off late Monday evening, and will resume Tuesday morning, a day after hundreds of CTU, SEIU Local 73
Bargaining broke off late Monday evening, and will resume Tuesday morning, a day after hundreds of CTU, SEIU Local 73
CPS: take the path to real equity
The CTU's proposed structure is designed to phase in real equity for students who are routinely denied access to school

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