They’re going to hire more experts, strengthen policy and improve training without thinking twice, but we still can’t get a librarian in every school?
We look forward to working with Gov. Pritzker and the General Assembly to continue increasing funding to CPS and moving toward real stability and predictability for parents, students and school communities.
On February 12, Chicago Public Schools announced that it would earmark millions of dollars to compensate more than 10,500 students illegally and improperly denied special education services by the district.
In order to be fully prepared for the district’s budget meetings, our members and allies need to be fully informed on the effect student based-budgeting and the SQRP ratings system have on our students.
We are pleased to report another favorable decision for the CTU in this week’s grievance and arbitration report, which resulted in three big wins.
A strong contract is only as good as its enforcement, and that process is what ensures our safety and security long after a strike.
Despite challenges around personal business days and the difficulty the Union has in combating CPS resistance to these cases, we continue to see arbitration victories for our members. Also, our new contract has yielded some significant improvements in certain aspects of our health insurance coverage.
The CPS space utilization formula has been reshaped to close, co-locate or build new schools based on neighborhoods that real estate developers covet.
After fighting on picket lines for 11 days—six of them unpaid—we still had to fight Chicago Public Schools for wages and benefits already earned. Here is where we stand as we enter Winter Break.
Black educators will hold a press conference today to discuss the Union’s pending federal class-action lawsuits against Chicago Public Schools that challenge the district’s 2011 layoffs and school turnaround actions from 2006 to present.