Getting students, families vaccinated is key to a safe reopening in the fall.read more
Many teachers and clinicians hired during 2020 or 2021 did not have the chance to complete their clinical training and/or experience teaching under normal circumstances because of the COVID-19 health pandemic. To support these new educators, we are hiring Virtual Instruction Coaches.
What. A. Year. As we reflect on this last year, recall where we’ve come from, what we’ve achieved, and what we continue to pursue in our fight for the schools our students deserve.
The CTU Women’s Rights Committee wants to increase the support for working, nursing mothers going forward. In order to keep up the pressure on CPS some information is needed. If you have had a baby in the past 3 years and/or if you are pregnant now, please take the time to answer these 15 questions.
Some of city's hardest-hit South, West Side neighborhoods taking staff cuts, despite $1.8 billion in federal supports to prevent layoffs, stabilize school communities, support students. 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23: press conference with laid off educators, CTU...
Lightfoot's CPS team to lay off over 400 educators in some of city's hardest-hit South, West Side neighborhoods, despite $1.8 billion in federal supports to prevent layoffs, support students. CHICAGO, June 21, 2021 — Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey...
Up until now, Chicago Public Schools has never had an elected school board in its entire history. All that will change as HB 2809 — passed in the Illinois General Assembly’s 2021 spring session — goes into effect. It’s been a long time coming.
The best way to honor those who built this nation for free, in bondage, is to fight forward for a society that is based on equity, justice and fairness for all, no matter their ZIP code, color, creed or citizenship status.
Sign the petition! Sports are essential for mental and physical growth, and with the influx of funding into our district, the athletic programs in our schools cannot look like they did pre-COVID. We are emerging from a pandemic and children will have to continue adjusting to a “new” normal. CPS and the mayor should be giving our students more, not less.
Today’s vote represents the will of the people, and after more than a quarter of a century, moves our district forward in providing democracy and voice to students and their families.
Testing companies, along with education administrators and politicians who have drunk the testing Kool-Aid, can’t stop talking about the “learning loss” of students this past year. CTU Education Policy Analyst Carol Caref deconstructs the madness.
We look forward to a collegial and collaborative relationship with Dr. Torres in enforcing our agreements with CPS, and returning safely to school buildings in the fall.
PSRP Judy Mahoney is exactly the kind of employee CPS should value. She served as the school clerk at Whittier Elementary in Pilsen for 23 years until a drunk driver changed the course of her life one night. Now, four years later, CPS has slashed Judy’s position at the school and, had our Union not fought back, she would have been out of job at the end of June.
Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation collaborate on vaccination effort, open to the public, to help students and families return to school buildings safely in the fall. 3 p.m., Thursday, June 10: Press availability with Chicago Teachers...
EPIC students call on charter management to reverse retaliatory firings of four teachers, including one educator identifying as non-heterosexual and targeted for his support of LGBTQIA+ students.
Teachers and staff in predominantly Black, all boys charter network win long sought-after special ed protections to which 30% of Urban Prep students are eligible, while EPIC students call on charter operator to reverse retaliatory firings of high school teachers. 4:00...
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.