BARGAINING UPDATE: Instituto forces day three of a strike instead of committing to fund its schools

It is day three of a strike for the schools students deserve at Instituto del Progreso Latino. Progress at the bargaining table has come at a snail’s pace. This strike was completely avoidable by the charter school operator, but regrettably Instituto’s school leaders and board of directors have failed to put the interests the community they committed to serve first.

Chicago Teachers Union to Host Black History Month Blood Drive

As the country kicks off Black History Month, the Chicago Teachers Union, the CTU Foundation, educators from the union’s Human Rights Committee and the American Red Cross will host an afternoon-long blood drive and an evening panel discussion Thursday centered around sickle cell anemia and its intersection with Black maternal and birthing healthcare issues.

CTU President Wraps Up Back-to-School Tour with Visit to Nicholson STEM Academy

CHICAGO—With Friday marking an end to Chicago’s first week back at school, Chicago Teachers Union President Stacy Davis Gates will make her final Back-To-School tour stop at Nicholson STEM Academy, located in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Utilizing technology to enhance the educational experiences for students and their families, Nicholson services a high number of students in temporary living situations.

CTU to Host Back-2-School Summer Jam Friday

This event will bring together educators, families and elected officials to help students say goodbye to summer and start the school year off strong.