Our House of Delegates met tonight and discussed a number of important issues we want to summarize for you.
Just a week after our House of Delegates detailed the flagrant failings of the CPS Chief of Special Education, we learned today that new leadership is on the way at the Office of Diverse Learners Supports and Service (ODLSS). This is good news but a change at the top of ODLSS alone, without a change in the culture of the department and the policies of the district, will be another failure for our students
CTU calls for ouster of CPS head of special education, details flagrant failures to protect district’s most vulnerable students
Union House of Delegates issues no confidence vote in Stephanie Jones–CPS’ Chief of the Office of Diverse Learners Supports and Services –after revelations of continued illegal use of physical restraints on students with disabilities
If you have interpreted or will interpret for IEP meetings you are eligible for a $500 stipend. Get guidance on this 2019 contract win here.
Against Sorting: How the charter movement squashes the dreams of students with real and perceived disabilities
Brilliance comes in many forms, but our current system defunds educational access for special education students students of color, deflating their dreams to our collective detriment.
In this episode of CTU Speaks!, Andrea and Jim talk with Kelsey Cavanaugh, an American Sign Language interpreter for CPS, and Christa Valencia, a middle-school teacher of the deaf. They discuss the many hurdles that deaf students confront at CPS — from getting placed in a school in the first place to the inequities they experience once they get there. They also talk about some potential solutions to these problems going forward.
This resolution was passed by the House of Delegates at its April 7, 2021 monthly meeting.
In this extraordinary time, the Acero network has made a choice to dramatically cut Special Education jobs. Sign the petition to demand Acero reverse their cruel cuts.