Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

In an attempt to intimidate educators out of exercising their rights, CPS management has sent new communications changing policies and
Some progress at bargaining table, but Union seeks to land firm commitments for vaccinating students and vulnerable family members, landing
After a year of challenges, LSCs came out strong in the fight against the unsafe, reckless CPS reopening plan.
While Mayor admits COVID numbers going in wrong direction, CPS rejects vaccinating students/families or strengthening safety as CPS pushes to
Sticking points include Mayor Lori Lightfoot's refusal to use school vaccine sites to get shots to high school students and

Bargaining Updates

Our students were promised equity. We're still waiting.
Bargaining Update: CPS contract fight These past few weeks have been busy. On July 18 and 19, the CTU and
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

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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