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CTU, allies call for remote learning, education equity as new data raises alarm over safety of mayor’s hybrid plan

CTU, allies call for remote learning, education equity as new data raises alarm over safety of mayor’s hybrid plan

Black and Brown residents continue to bear burden of COVID-19 cases in Chicago, as cases inch up and new studies show young children can be significant sources of COVID-19 spread. 11:00 a.m. Car Caravan assembles: CTU HQ, 1901 W Carroll, Chicago 11:15 a.m.: Press...
CTU on CPS reopening framework: We should open with remote learning in the fall

CTU on CPS reopening framework: We should open with remote learning in the fall

Mayor’s ‘budget-neutral’ plan for desperately under-resourced school communities fails to provide adequate safety protections as deadly pandemic spreads. CHICAGO, July 17—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to...
Chicago needs police-free public schools and an elected, representative school board accountable to the people

Chicago needs police-free public schools and an elected, representative school board accountable to the people

Battle to win real equity and justice for students and Chicago neighborhoods is just beginning. CHICAGO, June 24—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement this afternoon in response to the vote by a majority of Mayor Lightfoot’s hand-picked board...
Father of student who cops attacked in school to join marchers demanding end to CPS/CPD contract

Father of student who cops attacked in school to join marchers demanding end to CPS/CPD contract

Laurentio Howard, whose 16-year-old daughter was assaulted and tased by cops in her high school, supports call for CPS to invest in student needs, COVID-19 safety – not cops in schools. Noon, TODAY, June 24 Car Caravans/marches: Marchers assembling at Federal...