Teachers have been using this week to work with their principal on a remote learning strategy and will be paid through PHE. Members will also be paid their earned vacation pay for Spring Break, April 6-10. Upon returning from vacation, members will begin teleworking.
“Am I doing this right? Am I doing enough? Am I screwing this up? Should I be doing more with my child?” The answers to those questions are simple: Absolutely. …
We met with CPS about its remote learning plan and forthcoming guidance this weekend, and after a planning week and Spring Break, remote learning begins the week of April 13.
Racism and xenophobia existed long before Donald Trump, and have a long and unfortunate history not just in politics, but in our unions.
The mayor wants to line up volunteer CTU staff support for childcare centers in a small number of schools located near hospitals to care for children of healthcare workers. We need more assurances on member safety and we’re pushing for them.
CTU delegates were sent this message with the goal of ensuring that organizing continues, even as members work remotely.
Students in Temporary Living Situations (students who may be homeless, “doubled up” or in a similar situation) have resources available through CPS to help them get through this COVID-19 emergency.
CTU members with the PPO health plan can obtain unlimited telehealth mental health sessions. Three are free. Subsequent visits are covered according to the plan…
What are some of the positive portions of your routines while socially isolating/socially distancing? Send a video to email@example.com and let us know!
Instead of waiting to be reactive, we must be prepared and ready to be the ones to push for a space of radical imagination and community.
Our goal as a union right now is to protect educators, students, parents and anyone connected to our schools from taking on additional financial hardship.
Voices of the Rank-and-File: Five reasons why I had a sobbing meltdown within 24 hours of school closing down, and five things that are making it better
It wasn’t my best moment. I wasn’t especially proud, as the one in my family who has always been the rock in times of crisis, that I was sitting on the edge of my bed crying, and I couldn’t really even articulate why.
Our sister Samantha Spencer at Sullivan HS with the latest edition of her school closing vlog talking about resiliency, gratitude and the little things that help us get by—like cats!
Reach out to someone you care about today.
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?
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.
Take Action: Send a letter to the mayor and to members of the Chicago Board of Education requesting that they take emergency actions.