By Debby Pope | May 24, 2023 | News
File under: Class Size, class size assessment panel
As of mid-May, the Joint Class Size Assessment Council has provided a total of 354 class-size positions. Of these, 210 are teacher positions, and the remaining 144 are teacher assistants. These are at more than 190 district schools throughout the city. We have also authorized overtime classes at the high-school level to help alleviate overcrowded classes, and some schools have received extended-day buckets providing additional paid preparation time before or after school for teachers with student overloads.
By Michael Morrison, Delegate at Lane Tech and Debby Pope, CTU Retiree and Chair of the Class Size Committee
| February 18, 2022 | Grievance Wins, News
File under: Class Size, Curie, Lane Tech HS
Lane Tech College Prep teachers just won a significant class size victory using the strengthened language in Article 28 of our Contract…a member-staff collaboration that is a perfect example of what an organizing model of unionism should be.
By Nathan Goldbaum | March 19, 2021 | Grievance Wins
File under: Class Size
Eleven members at ASPIRA Business and Finance High School (ABF) will receive compensation for class size violations totaling $61,000 thanks to a settlement of two outstanding grievances defending important class size limits won in our 2018 contract.
By President Jesse Sharkey | November 19, 2019 | News
File under: Class Size, Contract, ERSB: Elected Representative School Board, IELRA: Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, Section 4.5, Strike
Chicagoans must have the right to elect their school board. Teachers must have the right to bargain on staffing and class size.
By CTU Communications | October 10, 2019 | News, Press Release Almost 25% of elementary students are trapped in overcrowded classes, and 35% of high school students attend at least one overcrowded class. CHICAGO, October 9, 2019—No matter where you live in the City, Chicagoans agree: students deserve a high-quality, world-class...
File under: Bargaining, Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union, Class Size, Contract, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, CTU contract, Jesse Sharkey, Lori Lightfoot, Stacy Davis Gates, Strike
By CTU Communications | October 8, 2019 | News, Press Release 4:00 p.m., Wed. October 9: teachers, parents demand class size relief Simeon high school, 8147 S. Vincennes Ave., Chicago 1,300+ elementary school classrooms are overcrowded, with high schools confronting serious overcrowding issues, as well. At Simeon, core classes...
File under: Bargaining, Chicago Public Schools, Class Size, Contract, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, Strike
By CTU Communications | September 30, 2019 | News, Press Release With mayor now effectively bargaining in public, CTU proposes livestreaming negotiating sessions to give families, educators, public a seat at the table. CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2019—In a maneuver to publicly spin the mayor’s Friday ‘offer’ to CTU...
File under: Bargaining, Bargaining Update, Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union, Christel Williams Hayes, Class Size, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, CTU contract, Jesse Sharkey, Lashawn Wallace, Lashawn Wallace teaching assistant paraprofessionals, paraprofessionals, Special Education, teaching assistant
By CTU Communications | May 8, 2019 | Press Release Chicago’s public school students need individual attention from their teachers, which is impossible with as many as 48 students in a kindergarten class. CHICAGO, May 8, 2019—Chicago Public Schools has the highest class sizes across grades 1-4 of any school district in...
File under: Bargaining, Class Size, Contract, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, CTU, CTU contract, CTU-ACTS
By Chris Geovanis | May 7, 2019 | ACTS, News, Press Release TA ends three day strike and wins smaller classes, wrap-around supports, sanctuary protections for immigrant students, contract protections for special education students and English language learners. CHICAGO—CTU members at charter schools are reforming the industry...
File under: Bargaining, Charter, Charter Schools, Class Size, Clinicians, Contract, CTU, CTU contract, CTU-ACTS, Jesse Sharkey, Special Education, Strike
By Chris Geovanis | May 6, 2019 | ACTS, News, News Advisory
File under: Charter, Charter Schools, ChiArts: Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago Teachers Union, Class Size, Contract, CTU, IHSCA, IJLA, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Latino Youth High School, Strike
Latino Youth strikers win sanctuary protections, mental health support, restorative justice, culturally appropriate curricula for low-income, Latinx high school students, as strike at Instituto schools continues.