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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Technology coordinators shined during remote learning. In fact, our schools would not have survived the pandemic without them. But now
Our technology coordinators are under attack, when our students and schools need them now more than ever. Tell CEO Martinez
Technology Coordinators — tech cos — have always provided essential services to our school communities, but during the pandemic their
CTU Legislative and Policy Director Kurt Hilgendorf sent this legislative update to rank and file CTU members on Thursday, April
CPS is proposing more than 200 schools receive budget cuts for the 2022 school year of more than $42 million,

Bargaining Updates


We only heard talking points yesterday when new CPS CEO Pedro Martinez and Dr. Alison Arwady spoke to the press.
Sisters and Brothers: We’ve been raising the alarm for months that Mayor Lightfoot's CPS team was bungling this fall’s reopening
"We’ll get back to you” isn’t good enough during a global pandemic, when people, especially in our hardest hit Black

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