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CTU News on COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers: An outpouring of rank-and-file support for common sense safety provisions empowered CTU's bargaining team at Acero charter
This resolution was passed by the CTU House of Delegates at its April 7, 2021 meeting.
Lightfoot acknowledges spike in positive COVID cases among young Chicagoans, rejects vaccine for students 16 and older, yet plans to
As health officials raise alarm about rising COVID rates, CPS students in charter schools could be denied access to critical
CHICAGO, March 23, 2021—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement in response to a City of Chicago report that

Bargaining Updates


April 12, 2019, bargaining update from from CTU President Jesse Sharkey to members.

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