- UNO Teachers & Staff Overwhelmingly Ratify First Contract
500 educators look forward to more sustainable jobs and successful schools.
Teachers and staff at schools operated by the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO), one of city’s largest charter school networks, overwhelmingly ratified a first contract today which includes fair compensation to promote teacher recruitment and retention, increased time to prepare and collaborate and a stronger voice to advocate for their students and in decisions that impact their schools and their profession. The vote was nearly unanimous.Read More
- Educators at CICS ChicagoQuest Demand Union Recognition
Teachers and staff at CICS ChicagoQuest announced today that they want a collective voice in their school community. 32 of the 33 educators at CICS ChicagoQuest declared that they are organizing a union at their school to strengthen the relationships between the school, teachers, school management, and other stakeholders to ensure student-centered policies.Read More
- Statement on New Charter Proposals for 2014
Why We Oppose CPS' Policy of Closing Neighborhood Schools to Open New ChartersChicago ACTS opposes Chicago Public Schools’ overuse of charter schools to advance privatization and calls for a denial of all new charter applications.
After closing 50 neighborhood schools due to “underutilization” this summer, CPS is attempting to open 21 new charter schools, often in the very communities where schools were recently closed. The role originally envisioned for charter schools was to give public educators an opportunity to supplement and advance the work of traditional public schools in an innovative setting. In Chicago, however, the board has been using them to replace neighborhood schools entirely, and at great expense.
Coverage by Catalyst Chicago: Charter schools propose big expansionRead More
- Fall 2013 Professional Development
Our Charter School Teacher Professional Development program continues through October with two more exciting workshops, Differentiating Instruction Using Choice Boards and Tiered Lessons and Activating Learning in All Disciplines.
These workshops are open to all charter school educators, offer 3 CPDUs and are FREE!Read More