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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

The Internet and the news are awash with stories of how young people are dealing with the stress and anxiety
CTU held a series of regional PSRP meetings this spring to allow members to engage with each other and with
Good news! Thanks to your support, advocacy and solidarity over the past two years, HB 1167, the bill to create
Student made poster with cutout and colored hands that says in Sanish: Hands at work! Wear your mask; wash your hands and use sanitizer, keep your distance.
With 43 percent of classes in quarantine in late January, the Nixon Elementary Safety Committee sprang into action. After a
CTU President Jesse Sharkey sent the following message to CTU rank and file members on Sunday, March 20, after the

Bargaining Updates


Though we are not at formal impasse, the pace of negotiations is frustratingly slow, and with the first day of
The mayor’s team continues to drag its feet on critical components of the layered mitigation strategies we need to keep
The Delta surge has raised concerns from the district about attendance this fall, so it's crucial that CPS begin bargaining

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