New Educator Underground
Join our New Educators Committee to unwind, get support, and meet other early career educators in the BTU! Please join us this Friday, December 11 at JP Seafood (730 Centre Street in JP). See the BTU website for more information and to download a flyer.
Real Teachers, Real Talk Education Roundtable Discussions
These discussions are a win-win where real, honest discussion and advocacy with our elected officials occurs on issues that are important to all BTU members and the professional issues we care about.
- Today, December 8 ~ Representative Adrian Madaro (5-6:30 PM) @ Kelley Square Pub, 84 Bennington Street in East Boston
BTU members interested in attending the Roundtable Discussion can email Angela Cristiani or call 617-615-7655.
Updated School Site Council Trainings: Knowledge is Power – Let’s Get Involved in Our School’s Decision Making!
This week’s upcoming School Site Council (SSC) training is on Engaging Students in Decision Making on Thursday, December 10 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the Bolling Building in Dudley Square. Please see all updated SSC trainings going forward this school year. To register and for more information please email Caren.
Arts Advocacy Meeting
Please join us on Monday, December 14 from 4:30-6 PM at the BTU. Please email Shanika to RSVP.
History and Social Studies Committee
Please join us on Monday, Decenmber 14 at JWJ (3353 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain). Please email Jonathan to RSVP.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 15 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU. Please email Jonathan to RSVP.
Restorative Justice Committee Planning Meeting
Thursday, December 17 from 4:30-6 PM at the BTU. Please email Shanika if you are interested in attending.
Less Testing More Learning (LTML) Conversation with Superintendent Chang
Join Dr. Chang in a conversation about his vision and our vision for assessments in BPS on Monday, December 21 from 4-6 PM at the BTU. Please RSVP for planning purposes.
Roslindale/ West Roxbury Meet and Greet
Finding it hard to make it to a regular membership meeting? Not to worry, a BTU Regional Meet and Greet is coming to your neighborhood soon! Come and share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and get answers about the important issues in your classrooms and schools. Join us in Roslindale/West Roxbury on Thursday, December 17 from 3-6 PM at Kelleher’s Bar and Grille, 1410 Centre Street in Roslindale. See the BTU website to download a flyer and for more information.
City Council Hosting Charter Hearing
Tuesday, December 15 at 10 AM: While our members may not be able to attend, we highly encourage you to submit written testimony that can be presented at the hearing on the topic of charter expansion in Boston. How have Commonwealth charters impacted your school? Have you received students from Commonwealth charters in your classroom this? Please tell your stories. Are there parents or former students who can share their experiences? Please email your questions or testimony to Jessica.
A Conversation with BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang and the Asian American Community
Please Join the Massachusets Asian American Educations Association this Saturday, December 12 from 8-11 AM at VietAID, 42 Charles Street in Dorchester to discuss how we can improve communication between schools and Asian American families; the challenges our students face as Asian American students in BPS; and how we can effectively support our Asian American students and educators. Please see flyers in English, Vietnamese and Chinese.