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Latest on COVID-19 in CPS

Our PSRPs face unique COVID-19 challenges
PSRPs are the bedrock of our school communities during normal times. But during the COVID-19 crisis, their dedication and support
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Students need equal access to technology, but a Google classroom is not a classroom
Teachers are making the best of a bad situation, but a Google classroom is not a classroom.
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We have a #RightToRecovery from COVID-19

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CPS: Cut the red tape!
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Resources for Students and Families to Cope with COVID-19

My Union

Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about fellow members. Ensure that union staff can keep you in the loop. Participate in our democracy.

My Rights

In every school and workplace, unity in action protects our members and the students we serve. Learn how to stand up for your rights, unite with fellow CTU members, and get help from CTU staff when you need it.

My Movement

Along with parents, students and community we advocate for the schools – and the city – that our students deserve. Learning, working and living conditions are not separate. Together, our Union wages a comprehensive fight.

My Union

Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about fellow members. Ensure that union staff can keep you in the loop. Participate in our democracy.

My Rights

In every school and workplace, unity in action protects our members and the students we serve. Learn how to stand up for your rights, unite with fellow CTU members, and get help from CTU staff when you need it.

My Movement

Along with parents, students and community we advocate for the schools – and the city – that our students deserve. Learning, working and living conditions are not separate. Together, our Union wages a comprehensive fight.

Students demand a fair grading policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to Lane Tech students Finley Williams and Toby Straus for submitting this guest editorial. The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times took a pass on publishing this piece—but we at the CTU think it’s too important not to be shared publicly. Finley, Toby, and fellow students volunteers across the city have organized to call on CPS to end its disastrous grading policy during the pandemic.

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1:30 p.m. TODAY: CTU sues DeVos, CPS for failing to support special education students

Press conference: 1:30 p.m. TODAY, May 20 VIA ZOOM: email chrisgeovanis@ctulocal1.org for link. Deficient federal regulations dovetail with ill-conceived CPS special education policies to undermine education and supports for thousands of special needs students. CHICAGO—Special education teachers will join CTU legal representatives and officers today to announce a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration and […]

NLRB backs EPIC charter workers, mandates mail-in vote on workers’ bid to join CTU

Labor Board also disappoints frontline workers by excluding three from bargaining unit. CHICAGO, May 19, 2020—Educators at EPIC Academy College Prep seeking to join the Chicago Teachers Union celebrated Monday afternoon when the NLRB — the National Labor Relations Board — blocked their employer’s reckless demand that they hold an in-person union election at the […]

Your Union is Here to Help

Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one.

CTU Speaks! Podcast

Our new podcast, CTU Speaks! is hosted by rank-and-file CTU members Andrea Parker and Jim Staros. We’ll chat about our union, enforcing our new contract, and our fight for the schools our children and educators deserve.

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The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve 2.0

This 2018 update to CTU’s 2012 report, The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve provides a counter-narrative to the corporate agenda on education. SCSD 2.0 highlights the many racist inequities that have continued, or in some cases worsened, since 2012. CTU has a track record of fighting for reforms to change these realities, which is why Chicagoans continue to trust the CTU more than the Board of Education, more than Mayor Emanuel and more than any “reformer” backed by billionaires and corporate foundations.