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LSCs hold key power to evaluate and hold prinicpals accountable, a critical tool for school improvement
The ability to evaluate school principals and decide whether to renew their contract is one of the most powerful tools that members of Local School Councils (LCSs) hold. But many LSCs overlook the evaluation, missing an important opportunity to improve their schools.read more
Pre-meeting Q&A session will begin at 4:15 p.m. See the Delegates page for more information about House of Delegates Meetings. If you are a delegate and did not receive the notice for this meeting, please email Norma Albor to resolve any issues related to your designation as delegate. Delegates can access packet materials in the MemberLink Portal at members.ctulocal1.org.
For work performed November 19 through December 2. Paychecks will reflect only 90% of gross pay, due to the unpaid school closure day (made up at the end of the year, so annual salary is not impacted). This is a change from the original payroll plan, due to an agreement to move calendar dates to even out paychecks. Also bear in mind that some benefit deductions will not be reduced by the reduction in gross pay, so net pay will be less than 90 percent of a normal paycheck. See our Payroll Page for the full year’s information.
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!
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