CTU Accuses CPS Of Refusing To Negotiate Over Reopening; Files Complaint Over Condition Of School Ventilation SystemsThe Chicago Teaches Union is accusing Chicago Public Schools officials of illegally refusing to bargain over plans for how and when to safely reopen schools, and the union is seeking an injunction to block CPS from moving forward with any reopening efforts.
CPS Announces Second Quarter Plan To Reopen Schools For Pre-K, Intensive Cluster ProgramsCPS said schools will begin second quarter with learning at home with the goal of reopening schools to specified programs.
CPS Seeks To Overturn Arbitrator's Ruling On Health Conditions In School Buildings“The arbitrator, in effect, found that CPS schools are not currently safe from infection by COVID-19,” Chicago Teachers Union general counsel Robert Bloch said.
CTU Files Complaint Against CPS Regarding COVID-19 SafetyThose workers said not everyone at CPS is wearing masks or practicing safe social distancing.
Remote Learning Concerns Growing For Chicago Public SchoolsJust two weeks before Chicago Public Schools begin remote learning both union and CPS insiders say there are still many unresolved issues about how virtual learning will actually work.
CPS Announces New School Year Will Start With All Students Learning Remotely Due To Rising COVID-19 CasesThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Plan For Only Remote Learning; Chicago Teachers Union Had Called For Possible Strike VoteThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
Chicago Public Schools Release Plan For Hybrid Model Of In-Person And Online Classes In FallA final decision on whether schools will reopen for in-person classes will not be made until late August, depending on how Chicago is handling the COVID-19 outbreak at the time.
Chicago Teachers Union Demands Remote Learning In The FallChicago teachers are making it clear they want to start the school year on time but not on campus.
CTU Demands Remote Learning This Fall Amid PandemicThe union says Chicago Public Schools and the mayor have yet to roll out a concrete plan of how to ensure safety if students and teachers go back into the classroom.
Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVID-19 Protections From CityThe Chicago Teachers Union doubled up on its demands Wednesday, calling for police out of the schools but also for more protective measures against coronavirus.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Racist' Tweet By Chicago Teachers Union Showing Her As Scooby-Doo Villain"If that kind of tweet, which is clearly racist, had been put forward by a right-wing group, we would rightly be denouncing them, and I think our scorn should be no less because it was put out by the CTU," the mayor said.
Recent CPS Grads March, Call For Public Schools To Cut Ties With Chicago PoliceRecent Chicago Public Schools graduates marched on the South Side on Sunday, demanding the school district cut its contract with the Chicago Police Department.
Chicago Teachers Union Sues CPS, Betsy Devos Over COVID-19 Special Education RequirementsThe lawsuit contends CPS policies interfere with the education of students with special needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
In Wake Of Coronavirus School Closures, Chicago Teachers Union Calls For Suspension Of Standardized TestsThe Chicago Teachers Union on Tuesday called on the Illinois State Board of Education to suspend all standardized tests for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year amid the coronavirus outbreak.