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CTU year in review: Making history in Springfield

CTU year in review: Making history in Springfield

There is power in the rank and file — power that comes from transformative leadership in our schools and communities. Legislative wins stand as a testament to the legacy of Karen Lewis, changing the landscape of public education in Chicago Passing bills in the...
The power of engaged members and coalitions: Legislature passes key paycheck protections, tighter school closure moratorium

The power of engaged members and coalitions: Legislature passes key paycheck protections, tighter school closure moratorium

Passing bills in the General Assembly is never easy — as our 10-year fight to win an elected school board shows — but it is an even harder lift during the two-week fall veto session. That is why I am thrilled to report success this year on three pieces of key legislation that your support and advocacy helped pass during the just-completed fall session.

Coalition of more than 50 organizations supports fully elected school board in Chicago

Coalition of more than 50 organizations supports fully elected school board in Chicago

A broad coalition of community, faith and labor organizations representing Chicago Public Schools parents and neighborhood stakeholders in every area of Chicago have aligned to put their collective weight behind State Rep. Delia Ramirez’s HB2908 and Sen. Robert...
Elected school board is an historic achievement for Chicago’s students, families and school communities

Elected school board NOW

Chicago’s Grassroots Education Movement alliance and CTU are mounting a campaign to pass HB 2267 — for an elected, representative school board — when lawmakers return to the Capitol after for a “lame duck” session, the closing days of the current general assembly before new legislators are seated. But the success of that campaign will depend on members contacting their state senators and insisting the bill get consideration first thing in the new year.