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SAT and PSAT are dangerous in this pandemic and of little use to students.

CPS is planning to give the SAT and PSAT exams in person this fall, starting with the September 23 administration. Once again they have missed the mark. Our predominantly Black and Latinx students and their families are facing many economic, social, health, and emotional challenges in this moment. Yet, CPS is still requiring Seniors to take the SAT before they graduate.

Trial tackles CTU effort to bar CPS from forcing school clerks back into buildings under unsafe conditions

Trial tackles CTU effort to bar CPS from forcing school clerks back into buildings under unsafe conditions

CPS admits COVID cases among CPS workers have tripled since May, with hundreds of school workers contracting COVID-19—and at least eight now dead—despite working in lightly populated buildings with very limited staff.   CHICAGO, September 16, 2020—The Chicago Teachers...
School clerks’ unfair labor practice charge will go to trial

School clerks’ unfair labor practice charge will go to trial

A message to rank and file members from CTU Deputy General Counsel Thaddeus Goodchild: We’re planning for next steps on the unfair labor practice and grievance we’ve filed against CPS for forcing clerks and other workers into buildings without bargaining...
CTU, Fox32/My50 partner to put teachers on television to support families during remote learning

CTU, Fox32/My50 partner to put teachers on television to support families during remote learning

#WeStillTeach TV returns on September 19, connecting Chicago’s dynamic teaching force with families learning together at home. CHICAGO, September 10, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union continues its partnership with Fox32/My50 to broadcast teacher-led educational...

On first day of school, CTU teachers eager to return to educating students despite concerns about CPS plan

Teachers will pull back curtain on what remote classrooms look like, as Mayor’s school board continues to refuse to bargain on strategies to improve remote learning for students. 7:00 a.m. Press Conference: CTU teachers, officers Via Zoom: Reporters,...