Flex Day Schools List

CTU has been collecting the names of schools whose teachers voted to flex June 10 in order to negotiate the impact on those schools of the CPS agreement to make November 20, 2023 a virtual teacher-directed professional development day. The list below reflects the...

Early Childhood “Rigor Walks”: Members push back and win concessions

In mid-October, we received an updated PreK Rigor Walk Taxonomy from the Office of Early Childhood that addressed objections to expectations like posted objectives and learning targets.

Black History Month 2023

At a time when the teaching of historical truth is under attack in cities and states across the country, it is more essential than ever that we affirm the importance of Black history here in Chicago. Black History month events and materials provide an opportunity to bring into focus this history that’s essential for students year round.

Pushing back against REACH Performance Tasks

The exchange between rank and file CTU bilingual kindergarten teacher Neysa Rivera and CPS on CPS’ appallingly inappropriate 2022-23 Kindergarten Literacy REACH Performance Task, which some teachers have reported is so difficult and inappropriate it’s made...