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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

More than 40 Chicago public schools reported new cases of COVID-19 today as educators plan press conference Wednesday to provide
Sisters and Brothers: We’ve been raising the alarm for months that Mayor Lightfoot's CPS team was bungling this fall’s reopening
Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Union and Acero management calls for school-wide shutdown if there are three or more
schoolchildren need safety
Get answers to Fall 2021’s most frequently asked questions about COVID safety, benefit days, quarantines, clinician spaces, evaluations and more.
Almost 90 percent of unionized charter schools have negotiated safety agreements with CTU that include testing, screening and increased staffing.

Bargaining Updates


After two days of classes, one thing is clear: Mayor Lightfoot and CPS had no plan for safety for our
Hello all. Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe our bargaining session with CPS yesterday. Ignorant and offensive are more like
The mayor has touted layered mitigations as successful for our schools. Those mitigations are from the MOU we fought for

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