BPS Accelerated Community-to-Teacher Program 2018 Cohort Application is Live
The Accelerated Community-to-Teacher Program is a part of an overarching strategy to increase the diversity of exemplary educators in the district’s teacher pipeline. The ACTT Program prepares racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse educators to become teachers with a preliminary license in a single content area including, but not limited to, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Secondary Mathematics, Science, English, History, Humanities, or the Arts.
Support John Allocca
Many of us have known John Allocca as a tireless fighter for the people. Many of you also know that 10 years ago John fought a battle with lung cancer and, despite losing one lung in the fight, beat back the disease. But the disease took its toll and John had to accept a small disability retirement from teaching. It did not pay all the bills, but John found a new career as a translator.
Today the cancer is back and John is again fighting for his life. He is no longer able to work and is now in a long term care facility. This fund is hoping to raise enough money to help John and his family. Please make a donation to help a man who devoted his whole life to helping others.
Holmes Elementary Inclusion School Announces Gala Fundraiser
The Holmes Elementary Inclusion School is very excited to announce that on Friday, June 9 from 6-10 PM, the Holmes is having its annual Spring Masquerade Gala. The Gala will be held at Port 305 on Marina Bay in Quincy. Enjoy dinner, jazz and a silent auction. Their goal is to raise $10,000, and funds raised will support students by increasing assistive technology and supporting literacy initiatives. To get tickets see their Eventbrite page. Tickets are $100 per person or $160 per pair. For more information please email Paula.
(Corrected Link) Please join us to celebrate the retirement of Richard Stutman, Patrick Connolly, Charles Johnson and Josefina Lascano! See here for more information and to register. If you have any questions please call our office at 617-288-2000.
The Boston Teachers Union regrets to inform you that Dave Hardy, long-time union activist and well-respected teacher from Trotter Elementary School, has passed away. Dave was cherished by all who knew him, and the BTU sends its condolences to his family. Please see Dave’s obituary.
The Boston Teachers Union regrets to inform you that Sally M. Gorman has passed away. Sally was an English teacher in the BPS and a union activist, later becoming an assistant principal and a principal. The BTU sends its condolences to her family. Please see Sally’s obituary.