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CTU educators join parents, families stricken by violence in vigil calling for resources, support to help communities heal

Families, communities struggling with daily tragedy from violence cry out for more support while facing chronic disinvestment and bracing for mayor’s $60+ million in staffing and program cuts across half of CPS schools. 5:30 p.m. (gather), 6:00 p.m. (start), Thursday,...

3:30P Tues: Little Village educators, families, electeds mobilize against steep budget cuts at already starved schools

Lightfoot’s CPS team slashes over $3 million from Little Village school budgets as district sits on $1.4 billion in federal COVID relief dollars, low-balls scope of harm from cuts to critical programs. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31: Protest, press conference with...

7A Thurs: Haines Elementary families join educators to demand reversal of mayor’s devastating school budget cuts

With schools currently funded at only 65% ‘adequacy’, mayor’s $60+ million budget cuts come as CPS sits on $1.4 billion in federal COVID relief dollars and low-balls scope of harm, which will force split classrooms, larger classes, less resources for students who...

7A Thursday: Haines’ families join educators to demand reversal of mayor’s devastating school budget cuts

With schools currently funded at only 65% ‘adequacy’, mayor’s $60+ million budget cuts come as CPS sits on $1.4 billion in federal COVID relief dollars and low-balls scope of harm, which will force split classrooms, larger classes, less resources for students who...

We need recovery now, not more budget cuts!

Mayor Lightfoot wants to cut tens of millions of dollars from our schools, while at the same time, is sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in unspent federal recovery funds. On Friday, May 13, we sent the mayor and her Chicago Public Schools team a clear...

COVID spiking again – and we still have safety rights

A message to rank and file members from CTU Chief of Staff Jen Johnson with safety links and toolkits as COVID surges again in Chicago: These last two years have been exhausting, but as good as it’s felt to see some glimpses of “normal” return to our lives, COVID-19...