NEW- Haitian Educators Meeting: April 28, 4:30PM
The next Haitian Educators meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28th, 4:30 pm. Please contact Bianca Pierre at to RSVP.

Virtual Inclusion Done Right Meeting: Tuesday, April 28, 4:30PM
We will have a conversation about how to continue our advocacy during this time of school closure and physical distancing. We know when we return to school there will be a greater need than ever to ensure we have high-quality inclusion classrooms for our students. Please mark your calendar and save the date! Please RSVP here and we will send you a link to the zoom meeting.

NEW- Telescope Network “Connect and Share Series”: April 30 & May 1
On April 30 (K-5 Focus) and May 1 (6-12 Focus), the BPS Tech team and the BPS/BTU Telescope Network will co-hosting a series of “Connect and Share” conversations. Join us for a chance to connect with colleagues and share ideas about what’s working so far with remote learning. The session topics come from the highest need areas on the Telescope Network’s Needs Assessment Survey. Please RSVP here.

NEW- Unafraid Educators Week of Action: May 4-8
Join Unafraid Educators for an online Week of Action to support undocumented and immigrant students and families in the Boston Public Schools and beyond.

Teacher Leadership Fund COVID-19 Response Grants
The Teacher Leadership Fund will allocate half ($150,000) of next year’s grant pool to projects which specifically address issues arising from the COVID-19 related closure period. Up to thirty $5,000 grants available for projects running between July and September. Applications are due May 15th. Regular TLF Program deadline remains May 1st.

Updated Clever (BPS Digital Backpack)
Clever now has new apps and websites listed across all content areas. Check out the new portal!

Virtual Learning Offerings for BPS Staff
Want to learn how to use Google Classroom, Clever, Zoom, and differentiate using technology tools? Choose your own adventure with on-demand webinarslive webinars, and self-paced courses. To date, BPS has reached over 440 unique participants and had over 850 participants in webinars.

Apply for 2020-21 School Year!
Hiring teams are moving forward in getting schools staffed for SY2021. Please apply to positions for which you are qualified and prepare for virtual interviews, demo lessons, and other remote hiring practices!

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Bilingual Education Deadline
The Commissioner has approved the extension of the grandfather clause in the Bilingual Education Endorsement, which had a deadline of 6/30/20. The new deadline will depend on when the state of emergency ends. Please see the official announcement for more information.

Calling All Educator-Writers
If you are working on a short story, essay, poem or novel, the BTU paper is looking for short writing to be considered for a teacher as writer edition in the Peer 2 Peer column. Send your entries to Anne Slater for consideration.

Updates on Interviews for Teacher Bargaining Units
Interviews for teacher bargaining unit members must be conducted utilizing the SSC/Governing Board Personnel Subcommittees. All interviews must occur as mandated in the Personnel Subcommittee superintendent’s circular and are to be conducted virtually during social distancing mandates. Please see the BPS OHC protocols for doing so. If your school is not following this protocol, please contact Caren Carew with the details.

Job Opportunity: LGBTQ Student Support Manager
The BPS Office of Equity is looking for candidates for this new, full-time position. Candidates of color are especially encouraged to apply. See here for more information and to apply for this position.

Updates from the BPS/BTU Telescope Network 
Sign up for trivia, professional development, and suggest topics on our form. Check out our website for recordings of events, new events as they are scheduled, and more!