The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, who work closely with the CTU in advocating for our students in temporary living situations, is inviting you to join their team in the Chicago Marathon. Join by November 17 for a lower minimum donation threshold.
Starbucks baristas from across the U.S. are holding a one-day strike on Thursday, November 17, and they’re asking for solidarity from trade unionists everywhere.
Are you a parent or guardian of a student? Do you have a conflict on report card day when you are expected to be at your school and also at your child/children’s school/s? If so, reach out to your principal to inform them that you will need some time to go to your child/children’s school or to hold a remote conference with your child’s teacher/teachers.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 16 is PSRP Appreciation Day across the state of Illinois! Since 2006, PSRP Appreciation Day has been set aside to recognize the school clerks, teacher and library assistants, technology coordinators, hearing and vision screeners, parent advocates, ESL interpreters and many more who make our schools run.
Lauren Bianchi was in a pre-nursing track at University of Illinois-Chicago in 2012 when the CTU went on strike, an action that influenced her to decision to become an educator. She saw teachers fighting for systemic changes and wanted to be a part of that movement.
Members have seen CTU Lead Organizer Tennille Evans whipping up the crowd and belting out chants and songs in her beautiful, powerful voice at union rallies, events and parties. She uses that booming voice to empower members to stand up for themselves.
Read updates on IEP Interpreter restrictions and on IEP Interpreter stipends from the 2021–22 school year. Read an update on donations for newcomer students and on the sanctuary letter that CPS finally released after three years of advocacy from CTU members and families.