Employees of the EPIC Academy charter school in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood today announced their intention to join the Chicago Teachers Union.
CTU, allies lay out common good platform to protect students, families, workers as coronavirus threat spreads
Comprehensive demands call for paid time off for workers across state; free testing for students, families in need; meals for quarantined low-income students; better planning for deep cleanings at schools and public places; policies to tackle digital divide for students mandated to distance learning during school closures.
They’re going to hire more experts, strengthen policy and improve training without thinking twice, but we still can’t get a librarian in every school?
We look forward to working with Gov. Pritzker and the General Assembly to continue increasing funding to CPS and moving toward real stability and predictability for parents, students and school communities.
On February 12, Chicago Public Schools announced that it would earmark millions of dollars to compensate more than 10,500 students illegally and improperly denied special education services by the district.
As Black History Month begins, Union, parent and community allies launch challenge to racist CPS funding scheme
Research documents how current district funding formula strangles predominantly Black schools on the South and West sides of the city.
If Lightfoot is serious about TIF reform, she should sunset downtown TIF districts early, which would return $400 million annually for schools, parks, libraries, the city budget and other projects.