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CTU News on COVID-19

Voices of the Rank-and-File: Self-care, news literacy and flattening the curve for teens
Samantha Spencer, digital media teacher at Sullivan High School, has started a video blog to communicate with students and emotionally
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Lesson plans and online resources
We're committed to supporting members who are working on learning options for students until schools reopen.
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Our schools must close NOW
Today, we are calling on the mayor and CPS to follow the leadership of the governor and school districts across
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Urgent Letter re COVID-19 from CTU to Mayor Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson
Our union has extreme concern about plans for the continued safe operation of Chicago Public Schools in the midst of
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CTU, allies lay out common good platform to protect students, families, workers as coronavirus threat spreads
Comprehensive demands call for paid time off for workers across state; free testing for students, families in need; meals for
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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