BTU Ballot Questions Visual 2018Polls are open today from 7 AM to 8 PM. Find out where you vote.

The BTU endorsed the People’s Agenda on our statewide Ballot Measures: Yes on 1, Yes on 2, and Yes on 3. For more information on Yes on 1, see this fact sheet and check out this video of BTU President Jessica Tang and March For Our Lives Boston Director Vikiana Petit-Homme talking about why teachers and students are joining nurses in voting #YesOn1.

See a full list of BTU-endorsed candidates.

Upcoming BTU Events

Academics Committee Meeting: November 8
Our Academics Committees (Inclusion, ELL, Climate Change, Early Ed, PLAB, and Arts) usually meet throughout the year on the FIRST Tuesdays of the month (exception this month: election day). Learn more and RSVP:

SELWell Committees Meeting: November 13
Please join us at the BTU from 4:30-6:30 PM. Committees under Social Emotional Learning (SEL) include: SELCommittee, Restorative Justice, and School Counselors. We will meet throughout the year on the SECOND Tuesdays of the month from 4:30-6:30 at the BTU. Light dinner will be provided. To learn more and to RSVP please contact Natalia at

Unafraid Educators Meeting: November 15
Please join us at 4:30 at O’Bryant High School (55 Malcolm X Blvd). For information about getting involved, email Nora at or Lena

BTU Digitizing Oral Histories Day: Saturday, November 17
Please join us on November 17 from 10-3 at the BTU and help us preserve the history of the BTU! UMass Boston staff and a team of BTU volunteers will scan photographs and documents recording individual stories. Additionally, there will be a video station for people to record their memories. Everything will be included in a digital open access archive. See flyer above! RSVP or volunteer at

NEW — Help Plan the 2019 Boston-area Education for Social Justice (BESJ) Conference: November 20
The Teacher Activist Group of Boston is looking for new people to join the planning team for BESJ 2019. Our first meeting will take place at the BTU on Thursday, November 20 at 4:30 PM. If you are interested in joining the planning team, please fill out this form. To learn more about past conferences visit, and for questions contact Natalia at

NEW — Next Equity Committees Meeting: November 20
Please join us at the BTU on November 20 from 4:30-6:30. Our Equity Committees this month include: Puerto Rican Educators, Haitian Educators, LGBTQ Committee, and the Teacher Activist Group. We will meet throughout the year on the THIRD Tuesdays of the month. Email Natalia at to learn more and to RSVP.

NEW — Next Meeting for the Committee on Teachers in SPC Roles: November 28
Please join us at the BTU on Wednesday, November 28 from 4:30-6:30 PM. Please RSVP with Natalia at

Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference in Boston
The 2018 conference will be held this year in Boston from November 30 to December 2. The BTU is proud to be a co-sponsor. Register today on Eventbrite!

UPDATE — Ethnic Studies Now Committee
The History & Social Studies Department is looking to assemble a group of BPS educators to help develop unit plans for Ethnic Studies course electives. They are looking for a diverse group of educators to apply.Thanks to our BTU educators for advocating for these opportunities! Learn more and apply (please note: this is an updated link from last week’s message). Please email Josue at for more information.

BPS Community Sessions: There will be many community meetings for feedback on the BuildBPS plan. See the full list on the BPS website.

Superintendent Search Community Sessions: The BPS School Committee is hosting several forums for the Superintendent Search. Please take this opportunity to have your voice heard. See a flyer from BPS listing all upcoming forums.

Join the BuildBPS Action Network: We have organized an email list and network for communications and organizing around BuildBPS. Sign yourself up using this form, and contact Natalia Cuadra-Saez with questions at

Upcoming Community Events

The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement Building Conference: November 17
Join Mass Peace Action, BTU President Jessica Tang and many other amazing speakers at Simmons College on Saturday, November 17 for a conference on the emergent progressive movement. Read more and register.