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Election results mark the fifth term in office for the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators, which was first elected to Union leadership in 2010 with Karen Lewis as president, followed by re-elections in 2013 and 2019, and an uncontested election in 2016.read more
You are warmly invited to a May 25 event at the Chicago Teachers Union Center celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! There will be food, fun, speakers and a chance to get together and build community with AAPI members of our union, and AAPI communities and elected officials.
Our theme for this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is “Building Community,” so that’s exactly what we plan to do! Please save the date and time — Thursday, May 25 at 5 p.m. — and make sure you RSVP today!
In case Emergency Days (e.g. snow days) are needed during the school year, these five days are held in reserve to extend the school year.
The AFT Black Caucus Chicago Chapter includes members of the Chicago Teachers Union, the City Colleges of Chicago and any other members of the American Federation of Teachers in our city. Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, at which members network and discuss the latest issues in public education, with a particular emphasis on black students, clinicians, PSRPs, teachers and communities in Chicago.Join Meeting
Restorative. Relevant. Reflective. The Chicago Teachers Union Foundation QUEST CENTER for Professional Learning and Teacher Leadership is the premier professional development provider supporting Chicago’s public school educators through re-licensure, National Board Certification, and endorsements in which pre-service through veteran educators collaborate, network, and learn to improve their practice by addressing students’ cognitive development and social-emotional well-being through culturally responsive, trauma-sensitive learning environments.
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Nurturing Teacher Leadership, established in 1997, is the Chicago Teachers Union/Chicago Public Schools 2-year program of professional development and candidate support that prepares Chicago Public School teachers for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification, the highest credential a teacher can earn.
Nurturing Teacher Leadership has a success rate of more than 94%, twice the national average!
Learn more by attending our next Cohort Informational Meeting!