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Educators of Chicago

Our union is a fellowship of educators across this city who care for students and equip them for their destinies. As we band together for the common good, we must remind ourselves constantly of the amazing things that each of our teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians do every day in support of children and their families. Take a minute here to read about your fellow CTU members as we celebrate their extraordinary efforts on behalf of students, colleagues and community.

Union Democracy

The Chicago Teachers Union is the most democratic institution devoted to this city’s schools and those who make them work. Each month, hundreds of delegates representing every school and type of educator gather to pool our knowledge and collective will. In this section, find documents, updates and tools about our democratic processes and institutions.

We’ve Got You

If you’re new to teaching or just to CPS, the Chicago Teachers Union is here to help. Learn more about the CTU and get some survival tips to help you facilitate the education your students deserve.

Members at Charter Schools

Educators at Charter Schools became CTU members in spring of 2018. These teachers and staff are first-class members in a special division of our union—known as CTU-ACTS—with special and varied needs and rights. This section delves into the specifics.

News for Members

Events

Sep
22
Tue
Community Control of the Police: Why the CTU Supports CPAC
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Control of the Police: Why the CTU Supports CPAC

The CTU has formally supported the Civilian Police Accountability Council proposal since 2015. Hear 50th Ward Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor, CTU Member Tara Stamps and CAARPR Executive Director Frank Chapman among others as we discuss this important issue.

Join Zoom Webinar

Webinar ID: 881 9110 9381
Passcode: CTU4CPAC
Dial-in: 312 626 6799

Oct
7
Wed
House of Delegates meeting
Oct 7 @ 4:45 pm
House of Delegates meeting

Find more information about the House of Delegates and its regular meetings on the HOD web page.

Oct
12
Mon
Indigenous Peoples Day (Paid Holiday)
Oct 12 all-day

Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.

Nov
3
Tue
Election Day (State Holiday, Paid)
Nov 3 all-day
Nov
4
Wed
House of Delegates meeting
Nov 4 @ 4:45 pm
House of Delegates meeting

Find more information about the House of Delegates and its regular meetings on the HOD web page.

Nov
5
Thu
First Quarter Ends
Nov 5 all-day

Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.

Nov
6
Fri
School Improvement Day (Principal Directed)
Nov 6 all-day

Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.

Nov
11
Wed
Veterans Day (School In Session)
Nov 11 all-day

Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.

Nov
18
Wed
Elementary Report Card Pickup
Nov 18 all-day

Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.

Nov
19
Thu
High School Report Card Pickup
Nov 19 all-day

Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.

Professional Development

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.

National Board Certification

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!

COVID19 Info & Action

Learn more about how CTU is working with Chicago Public Schools to make sure our schools are safe and secure. Learn more and take action to demand emergency response from CPS and the mayor.

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