While money will never undo the harm these educators, and their students and school communities experienced, this settlement is an important first step toward closure and accountability.
For two days, educators at Carnegie Elementary in Woodlawn taught remotely, refusing to enter the building until Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s CPS leadership team met demands for additional safety measures for the South Side school.
“We’re reaching out to these families, these communities, to create the structures and supports that our students and families need.”
The We Care program seeks to mentor, support and retain Black educators, helping them become the best teachers they can be.
There is no such thing as “normal” evaluation in a year that is anything but normal.
The second installment in our top 10 memorable moments and Union achievements of 2021 addressed unprecedented need among our students.
The courage and unity of our rank-and-file members secured a landmark agreement, and one of the best safety pacts in the U.S. for district educators and their students.