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90% cut in lapsed educator license fee, 20% cut in PD requirement for renewal cycle

CTU Legislative and Policy Director Kurt Hilgendorf sent this legislative update to rank and file CTU members on Thursday, April 7, 2022. As you may know, the legislative session is set to end in Springfield on Friday, and we continue to move our bills through the...

CPS educators, families, Union officials address mayor’s failure to utilize state COVID-19 resources

Mayor Lightfoot has yet to accept offers from Gov. Pritzker to provide SHIELD tests to CPS in wake of holiday testing fiasco, as parents, electeds urge mayor to pause in-person instruction, implement critical mitigations, address massive vaccination gap among Black and Latinx children.

Mayor Lightfoot is sitting on $4 billion for Chicago and our schools

Mayor Lightfoot is sitting on $4 billion for Chicago and our schools

CTU leaders, City Council members, rank-and-file educators and community partners are holding an informational picket and press conference at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow at the Chicago Board of Education to present budget concerns around school staffing, capital improvements and long-term district sustainability.