More details can be found in a CPS email sent to all educators on Sunday, March 15 at 8 p.m. (subject line: Guidance for Educators Regarding School Closure due to COVID-19) which included links to HR details, the CPS FAQ, reminders about the Acceptable Use Policy and...
If your administration appears to be requiring things that go above and beyond the district guidance (like an extremely specific number of assignments, hours or length, or requiring any grading during this period), courteously inquire by email whether a) it’s required, and b) what will happen if you are unable to comply?
CTU urges Governor, ISBE to expand on leadership during pandemic by also addressing graduation requirements so no student is held back or unable to graduate because of school closures. CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union is urging the Illinois State Board of Education...
Samantha Spencer, digital media teacher at Sullivan High School, has started a video blog to communicate with students and emotionally navigate this challenging time.
We’re committed to supporting members who are working on learning options for students until schools reopen.
Today, we are calling on the mayor and CPS to follow the leadership of the governor and school districts across the country and immediately close all traditional public, charter and contract schools in the city of Chicago.
Our union has extreme concern about plans for the continued safe operation of Chicago Public Schools in the midst of the COVID-19 health pandemic.
Employees of the EPIC Academy charter school in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood today announced their intention to join the Chicago Teachers Union.
CTU, allies lay out common good platform to protect students, families, workers as coronavirus threat spreads
Comprehensive demands call for paid time off for workers across state; free testing for students, families in need; meals for quarantined low-income students; better planning for deep cleanings at schools and public places; policies to tackle digital divide for students mandated to distance learning during school closures.
Press conference today to discuss protecting workers and families in wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus) closures of schools and workplaces.
The Chicago Teachers Union today will join a coalition of unions, community groups and state, county and local elected officials to announce a platform of common good reforms to protect the health and well-being of workers and families in the wake of any COVID-19...
The Union has ongoing concerns about cleanliness in schools, especially as it affects the capacity to prevent coronavirus transmission.
Hundreds of thousands that Walmart heir is pouring into state congressional race “isn’t more important than the families of the 3rd District.” says Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey.
Teachers at district-run schools who would start next school year at less than Step 8 can see their step raised by outside experience. Counselors will also receive lane credit.
As a black female science educator, the phrase “I am Black history” means that I am a living, breathing manifestation of my ancestors’ tears, pain, trials, tribulations, triumphs, victory and joy.
They’re going to hire more experts, strengthen policy and improve training without thinking twice, but we still can’t get a librarian in every school?
Learn more about how CTU is working with Chicago Public Schools to make sure our schools are safe and secure. Learn more and take action to demand emergency response from CPS and the mayor.