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CTU/Illinois Federation of Teachers LGBTQ curriculum task force

CTU/Illinois Federation of Teachers LGBTQ curriculum task force

The Illinois Federation of Teachers task force is advising the Illinois State Board of Education as the Board implements HB246, the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill. The new law goes into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, so educators and school staff are working...
Say NO to more standardized testing!

Say NO to more standardized testing!

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is considering changes to the state assessment system. Despite ISBE’s intent to make positive changes to assessment, the proposed changes would expand testing. They’re taking input from educators now. Make your voice heard!

Say NO to more standardized testing!

7AM, Tues.: Teachers to oppose CPS test that undercuts newly arrived immigrant children

Forcing non-English-speaking students to take high-stakes test robs children of valuable learning time and undercuts students’ education, charge teachers, who urge CPS to support parents who want to opt out their children. CHICAGO—A third of Chicago’s public school...
‘They beat us down’

‘They beat us down’

The following is testimonial from CTU member Bessie Tsitsopoulos at a March 21 Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) open hearing for the public inquiry examining special education services and procedures in Chicago Public Schools. Good afternoon. My name is Bessie...

State education board backs up charges that Emanuel’s hand-picked school bosses shortchanged special education

Bombshell findings back up charges by teachers, parents, grassroots activists that mayor’s school execs wrongly denied services to schoolchildren, undermined parents and educators seeking help for students. CHICAGO, April 18, 2018: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

Emanuel’s new bare-bones school budget fails to restore damaging cuts

“Mayor is again prioritizing paying bond holders who are laughing all the way to the banks they own – while continuing to harm our students by refusing to seek new revenue from those most able to pay,” say teachers. CHICAGO, April 17, 2018 – The new school...