Acero educators to ratify new contract, while staff at two other charters take strike votes

CHICAGO–On Thursday, Acero Educators are expected to vote overwhelmingly to approve a tentative agreement with the Acero Charter Schools, ushering in a new era for the operator and its relationship with educators, their students and the educational community it serves. This development stands in stark contrast to the obstacles erected by CICS and Christopher House charter school as educators there pursue the same common-sense contract provisions that Acero and district educators now enjoy.

Update on Expansion of CPS’ Family Leave Policy

With the New Year approaching, we expect the Board to prepare to implement the new 12-week parental leave policy that the Mayor initially offered to all city employees and subsequently to CPS employees and CTU members in January as a result of our advocacy.