BTU Executive Board Member Michael Maguire‘s campaign to get air conditioning in all Boston schools made headlines in the Boston Globe last week: One teacher’s quest for air conditioning in all Boston schools: One local teacher, Michael Maguire, is pushing for quick action — and has issued a challenge. He has called on the mayor and schools superintendent to shut off central air in administrative buildings until all schools are equipped with it…” Read the full article.
BTU members and BPS are using innovative strategies to increase representation of educators of color in Boston, where 38% of educators are people of color, but 86% of students are. Check out this great video from WCVB’s City Line: Recruitment in BPS, including a profile of the work of Sam Teixeira at the Henderson Inclusion. City Line also covered Hiring and Retention and spotlighted BEAM, the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts.
Congratulations to Boston Day and Evening Academy teacher and BTU Member Michelle Allman, who was awarded the 2018 Lawrence W. O’Toole Leadership Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation! Michelle is one of 13 teachers from throughout New England recognized for advancing student-centered approaches to learning throughout the region and advocating for student-centered approaches that address issues of inequities within their classrooms, schools and districts. Read more.