As the entire country grapples with a shortage of qualified teachers, schools are increasingly asking our members to pick up extra classes for which they haven’t hired the necessary staff. As teachers have stepped up to take extra preps, CPS has been inconsistent in applying our contractual pay. This arbitration ruling will fix that.
If CPS and the mayor want to continue increasing the number of students in school buildings, they must have a centralized plan to vaccinate students aged 16 and older, and help their family members secure access to vaccinations as well.
They were gathered in the name of Dyett, the high school that the leaders of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced in 2012 would be shuttered at the end of 2015. This group of parents, community members, and students sat in the 95-degree heat to demand a meeting with the alderman, Will Burns. They wanted…
These are the reasons why I go hungry for Dyett. Because I refuse to accept that the current state of education is the best we can do. Because every child deserves a world class education in their neighborhood.
At both the elementary and high school levels this, the nation’s third-largest school district, gives students and parents the option to apply to schools other than their assigned neighborhood school. CPS encourages families to “Research, Choose, and Register” within a matrix of charter, contract, magnet, International Baccalaureate, and selective enrollment schools