Chicago is an outlier in Illinois as a major district whose school board is not directly elected by the people whose welfare it is meant to serve. HB 2267, which has passed the House and currently awaits recognition and vote in the Senate, would fix that situation and finally bring an important measure of democracy to Chicago Public Schools.
Let Illinois Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala know that you want her to advocate for a full ESSA assessment waiver.
CPS is planning to give the SAT and PSAT exams in person this fall, starting with the September 23 administration. Once again they have missed the mark. Our predominantly Black and Latinx students and their families are facing many economic, social, health, and emotional challenges in this moment. Yet, CPS is still requiring Seniors to take the SAT before they graduate.
CTU and SEIU 73 are holding a community Art Build for public education in early October: Friday, October 4, 5:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-10:00pm; and Sunday, October 6, 10:00am-7:00pm at CTU Center. The Art Build is modeled after recent public education/Red for Ed art builds in Los Angeles (UTLA) and Oakland (OEA).
We’ve formally asked for a federal mediator to join us at the bargaining table. Here’s why…
Strike is suspended, and teachers and paraprofessionals will return to class Monday. 1 PM TODAY, Sunday, Dec. 9: Press conference and rally with Acero strikers, parents, allies. CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago