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CTU News on COVID-19

Car caravan in front of Jungman Elementary in Pilsen on January 15, 2021
CTU members have voted to act for safety by all working remotely rather than complying with CPS orders for K-8
Working remotely for the safe schools our students deserve
As of today, our action is on as voted on by Chicago Teachers Union membership last weekend.
Teachers, clinicians, PSRPs, librarians and other staff want to return to welcoming and thriving schools, but that can't happen until
Educators struggle to access vaccines, as mayor's hand-picked school board still insists on forcing 10,000 more unvaccinated workers to teach
As lock-outs continue, CPS has yet to vaccinate 1,500 health care professionals eligible for vaccine in December, as mayor's hand-picked

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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