BLA Student Vikiana Petit-homme: Op-Ed in Boston Herald
Vikiana wrote a powerful op-ed for the March 24 Boston Herald: “It’s time to fight for those left behind.” In it, she writes, “Now that we, as youth, have national attention and people are listening to us, it is imperative that we lift the voices of the people that have been left behind. I march today to represent those who are not alive to speak for themselves. I march for my classmates. I march for my little cousins. I march for my life.” Thank you for your words and leadership, Vikiana!
Demand Continues for Symphonize Program at Urban Science Academy
Urban Science Academy teacher Allison Doherty created a program for students with a diagnosis of ASD who are on a pathway to diploma. It started last year and due to high demand, the district opened another classroom for this program for next school year.Read more about Allison’s successful Symphonize Program.
Boston Schoolyard News on Social-Emotional Health
Boston Parents Schoolyard News asks, “Is BPS Skimping on Students’ Social-Emotional Health?” Psychologists, social workers, and nurses say they’re stretched too thin — and School Committee members are listening. Read the article.
EdCamp BTU&BPS a Success
EdCamp BTU&BPS was a huge success this past Saturday, March 24! Special thanks to Amy Wedge, Colleen Mason, Lea Serena, Stephanie Byrd, Mary O’Brien, and members of the Professional Learning Advisory Board for taking the lead on this event. Thank you also to newly appointed DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley for stopping by to say hello! See the @BTUlearns Twitter timeline for more.