NEW — GoFundMe Support for BPS Para and Family in Need
Please consider donating to a GoFundMe for a BPS paraprofessional and community volunteer currently battling terminal cancer. Her family, which also includes BPS students, is in need of help and support.
NEW — Connolly Branch Library Book Sale: September 14
The Connolly Branch Library will be holding their annual book sale from 10:00am-4:00pm. In addition to books for adults, there are many quality books for children and young adults. This is a great opportunity for teachers to fill out classroom libraries at a great price. The Connolly is located at 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. The Friends of the Library are also looking for volunteers to help on September 14. If you have some time to volunteer, your help would be most appreciated.
NEW — Join or support BTU Walkers Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
A team representing the BTU has signed up for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, raising money and awareness to save lives from breast cancer. Joining the BTU Walkers team is easy. But if you can’t walk, please consider supporting the team with a donation. Just $50 makes it possible for the American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program to provide five rides to or from treatment for a cancer patient. For a woman who can’t get to treatment, that could literally help save her life.
NEW — Book Series Opportunity
The experiences of BPS teachers are wanted for an upcoming book series that focuses on topics like poverty, immigration, testing, unions, fair funding, curriculum, assessment, and racism. If you would like to contribute your thoughts, please complete the questionnaire and send it to Alice McIntyre, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW — The Boston Home’s Comedy Night Fundraiser: September 26
Fearuting comedians Tony V, Christine Hurley, Artie Januario, and Rich Gustus, the fundraiser benefits adults with advanced multiple sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. The event will be held at Florian Hall at 6:30pm. Buy tickets by September 20.
NEW — In Pursuit of Equity, Accountability and Sucess (PEAS): October 4
The racial and income disparities in education in Massachusetts are well-known. Latinx students in particular are falling further behind despite decades of education reform and targeted programs created to improve achievement. Failure to address racial and income disparities in education (K-16) for Latinx students will undermine the Commonwealth’s economic growth and viability. PEAS seeks to unite multiple systems and sectors around community, policy, and practitioner-centered solutions to addressing the current system of unequal outcomes in educational attainment and institutional treatment. Register now for the conference!
NEW — Jane Elliot Public Lecture: October 12
For the first time in her legendary career, the Iconic Jane Elliott is coming to Boston for a public lecture at the Boston Strand Theater! Jane’s goal is for the dominant society to unlearn hidden prejudices that have proven to be a generational plague. Join us as a guest or as a sponsor. Please see the flyer for more information. Tickets now available.