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CPS acquires air filters, yet clerks’ entire families continue to contract COVID-19

CPS acquires air filters, yet clerks’ entire families continue to contract COVID-19

Mayor and CPS finally relent to releasing ventilation data, but fail to test HVAC systems properly or allow independent verification as parents and educators call for more transparency and involvement in safety discussions. CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2020—Despite announcing an...
CTU unveils school COVID-19 tracker as citywide positivity nears 8 percent

CTU unveils school COVID-19 tracker as citywide positivity nears 8 percent

With COVID-19 surging and CPS refusing to answer parents’ questions, Union launches tracker to help identify schools with positive cases. CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union today is launching its citywide, school COVID-19 tracker to aid members in...
Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

CPS and the mayor have provided no detailed plan on how they intend to resume in-person instruction for the second quarter. CPS also has refused to commit to bargaining with our union over its decision on when and how to resume in-person instruction.

New CTU campaign calls for investments in remote learning, building safety

New CTU campaign calls for investments in remote learning, building safety

As parents, students and educators await Chicago Public Schools’ plans for the second quarter of the school year, the Chicago Teachers Union today launched the first in a series of digital advertisements focusing on the needs of the city’s school communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor mulls reopening schools as CPS broadband plan flounders and two schools report COVID cases

Mayor mulls reopening schools as CPS broadband plan flounders and two schools report COVID cases Some Black and Latinx neighborhoods are near 20 percent positivity rates, as these communities remain most at risk for infection and death. CHICAGO, September 30, 2020—CTU...