Boston City Council Budget Hearings
Budget hearings are underway at the Boston City Council. As a third of the proposed budget is allocated to the Boston Public Schools, many of the hearings, beginning with this afternoon, are dedicated to the school budget. View the hearing schedule.
Hearings are open to the public, and can be viewed remotely via a livestream.
Haitian Educators Committee Meeting: April 23
The Haitian Educators will meet at the Mattahunt Elementary School from 4:30-6:30 PM. Light dinner will be provided. Email Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and learn more.
New Educators Social at Chez Vous: April 26
Join the New Educators Committee at the Chez Vous Roller Skating Rink (11 Rhoades Street in Dorchester)! Unwind and connect with other early career educators in their first 3 years of working in BPS. To RSVP and learn more contact Danielle at email@example.com or Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unafraid Educators Week of Action: April 29-May 3
Join us in our annual Week of Action to show your support for immigrant and undocumented students and families across Boston and beyond. RSVP on Facebook and fill out our commitment form to register your support and join our listserv. Actions include an Unafraid Educator photo day on April 30 and a call-in day on May 2 to support in-state tuition for undocumented students. See the Facebook event for daily actions and access our digital toolkit for lesson plans and event ideas to bring to your school.
Intelligent Lives Film Screening: April 30
Join BPS students, families, and educators at the BTU from 5-7 PM for a screening and discussion of Intelligent Lives! The film stars three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities including Naieer, a BPS student. These students challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Join the conversation with Dr. Bill Henderson, inclusion pioneer for the BPS, about how we can all work towards creating schools and communities where the contributions of all are valued! Please RSVP! ASL interpretation, light dinner & childcare provided.
Women’s Rights Committee Meeting: May 1
Please join the Women’s Rights Committee at 4 PM at the BTU Hall to help us identify
community heroes in Greater Boston who champion women’s rights. The BTU Glass Ceiling Award is awarded annually at our fun and delicious BTU Women’s Rights Breakfast, the only one of its kind in Boston.
Black Caucus Meetings: May 6 and June 13
All are welcome to attend the next meetings of the Black Caucus, from 5-6 PM at the BTU.
Dorchester and South Boston Meet and Greet: Friday, May 17
Join us at the Blarney Stone from 4:30-7:30 PM to meet your regional reps and mingle with other BTU members! Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. See the flyer and RSVP to Lea at email@example.com.
BTU Night at the Red Sox: May 17
Please plan to join us for BTU Night at the Red Sox on May 17. Tickets are first come, first served and are $40 each.
Submit your Curriculum Resources for the Ethnic Studies Archive
We are gathering Ethnic Studies lessons, unit plans, student work, and curriculum from teachers across BPS. If you have curriculum that you have created/modified from existing resources, or you know of existing curriculum that might fall within the purview of ethnic studies, please feel free to submit by May 4!