Check out this article from the Hechinger Report featuring Henderson K-12 teachers leading the way in cultural proficiency education. From the article: “Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary.”
NEW — Brown @ 65: We Can’t Afford to Retire: May 16
On the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. public schools and neighborhoods are more racially segregated than they have been in decades, while the country’s racial wealth gap continues to widen. This panel, at Harvard Law School from 6:00-8:00pm, assembles litigators, organizers, and scholars to reflect on Brown’s legacy and discuss its remedies nationally and in Boston. RSVP or view the Facebook event.
NEW — Teacher Appreciation Scholarships for school supplies
Tremont Credit Union is pleased to offer its award-winning, second annual Boston Public School Teacher Appreciation Program, awarding three teachers classroom sponsorships ranging from $500 to $1,500 towards school supplies. Nominate a deserving teacher by May 31!
Massachusetts Troublemakers School: June 1
Troublemakers are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement. This school, held at Worcester State, will be a great opportunity for union members, stewards, and activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times. BTU members interested should please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking Through Art
Thinking Through Art is a yearlong graduate-level course on teaching and learning through visual art for Boston Public School teachers. Participants learn an innovative, rigorous discussion method called Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to integrate group discussion and reflective practice in their classroom. Apply for the Summer Institute and learn more.
WILD Summer Institute: June 21-23
The Women’s Institute for Leadership Development will hold its 33rd Annual Summer Institute, at Worcester State. WILD is an inspirational program that providers women the leadership vision, confidence, and skills to be more effective organizers in the Massachusetts labor movement and community organizations. The BTU can pay the tution cost ($250 for room, board, and materials) for a limited number of members. To be considered, please fill out this form by June 3.