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IEP Interpreter Stipends

The Joint CTU/CPS Bilingual Committee met recently and were informed that administrators received an IEP stipend survey on 1/26/22 for them to fill out with names of folks in their building that have been translating at IEP meetings for fall of 2021. CPS stated that administrators should be reaching out to staff to confirm their eligibility so that they can receive the stipend.

Half price tuition for Bilingual and ESL endorsement programs, thanks to our contract wins

We won a big benefit for teachers seeking a Bilingual or ESL endorsement in our successful 2019 strike. Teachers who are interested in going back to college starting in 2021
to obtain their bilingual and/or ESL teacher endorsement can attend classes at half price.

Pres. Sharkey to CTU Members: Time for mayor to put promises into action in enforceable contract

Pres. Sharkey to CTU Members: Time for mayor to put promises into action in enforceable contract

Dear CTU Members: By now you may have heard—or even received an email from CPS—about Mayor Lightfoot’s promise to improve staffing in our public schools. Let’s be clear. Chicagoans voted for a candidate that said she would transform our public education...
7AM, Tues.: Teachers to oppose CPS test that undercuts newly arrived immigrant children

7AM, Tues.: Teachers to oppose CPS test that undercuts newly arrived immigrant children

Forcing non-English-speaking students to take high-stakes test robs children of valuable learning time and undercuts students’ education, charge teachers, who urge CPS to support parents who want to opt out their children. CHICAGO—A third of Chicago’s public school...