Register by Oct. 9 for IFT professional development training

The clock is ticking! There is just one week remaining to sign up for the upcoming session of IFT Union Leadership Institute (ULI) North. The registration deadline is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9.

CTU Supports Striking East St. Louis Teachers

Thursday morning, as teachers, clinicians and PSRPs in East St. Louis School District 189 walked the picket line, the CTU expressed strong support for Illinois Federation of Teachers Local 1220, the East St. Louis Federation of Teachers.

New CTU report finds special education in a state of crisis throughout Chicago Public Schools

The report, titled “Special Education Services in Crisis at CPS,” looks at the impact of special education “right-sizing," culminating with devastating cuts to more than 700 positions and the slashing of more than $40 million from the special ed budget. 

Catalyst: Neighborhood high schools hit hard by more enrollment losses, funding cuts

10th-day enrollment numbers were even worse than projected: 16 district-run schools — all but two of them high schools — lost more than 100 students this year.

Workforce Development Assistance

The State of Illinois has set up a website for displaced CPS workers to assist them in seeking retraining, displacement benefits and re-employment.  

Chicago Teachers Union on Contract Negotiations, Likelihood of Strike

CTU VP Jesse Sharkey talks to Chicago Tonight about the upcoming year for Chicago Public Schools, which may face layoffs in the middle of the school year if state lawmakers don’t come through with $480 million.
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