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Board approves $9.25 million settlement for Black CTU teachers, PSRPs, staff displaced by 2012-14 turnarounds

Board approves $9.25 million settlement for Black CTU teachers, PSRPs, staff displaced by 2012-14 turnarounds

This afternoon, the Chicago Board of Education voted to approve a proposed settlement of $9.25 million to settle two race discrimination cases that are pending in federal court. These cases, which date back a decade, were our union’s response to the “turnaround” model...
Mayor Lightfoot is sitting on $4 billion for Chicago and our schools

Mayor Lightfoot is sitting on $4 billion for Chicago and our schools

CTU leaders, City Council members, rank-and-file educators and community partners are holding an informational picket and press conference at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow at the Chicago Board of Education to present budget concerns around school staffing, capital improvements and long-term district sustainability.

Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale

An independent arbitrator found that school buildings are unsafe and ordered that clerks and other staff should be allowed to work remotely at least four days a week. But the mayor decided she’s above the law and refused to abide by that ruling.