TODAY — First Equity Committees Meeting of the Year
Please join us today at the BTU from 4:30-6:30! Our Equity Committees include: Unafraid Educators, Haitian Educators, Puerto Rican Educators, and LGBTQ Committee. We will meet throughout the year on the THIRD Tuesdays of the month from 4:30-6:30 at the BTU (special exception this month). Light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP with Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to be a Member Organizer. Deadline Friday
We are looking for an active BTU member to work part-time (10 hours/week) as a member organizer for an 8-week period. The compensation is $20/hour, and the work will include member engagement, 1-on-1 conversations with members, attending organizer trainings, and assisting with other projects. See the application. Email Natalia at email@example.com with any questions.
Ethnic Studies Now Meeting: Sunday
Join a group of BPS educators working to bring Ethnic Studies curricula to BPS. Our next meeting will take place on Sunday, September 30 from 2-4 PM. To learn more and RSVP please contact Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk With and Support the BTU Walkers! Making Strides is Sunday!!
The BTU has been participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk for over 20 years. Please join us for this year’s walk on September 30. Contact Brenda Chaney with questions at email@example.com, and see the BTU Walkers Team fundraising page, and see Brenda’s personal page.
NEW — City Council Committee on Education Hearing: Monday, October 1
Please join us at the Jeremiah Burke High School at 3 PM on Monday, October 1 for a hearing to review the Boston Public School’s strategies to serve off-track youth. Read more.
NEW — Academics Committees Meeting: Tuesday, October 2
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 at the BTU. Our Academics Committees include ELL, Early Ed, Social Studies, Arts, Climate/Science, and the Professional Learning Advisory Board. Interested in getting involved? Email Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and to RSVP.
Building Reps and BTU Member Leaders Conference: October 12-14
Join us Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14 for the BTU Fall Leadership Conference at the Dedham Hilton! Register today and secure your free hotel accommodations at btu.org/brconference. Deadline to register and submit deposit is October 3. Questions? Email Natalia at email@example.com.
NEW — Education Town Hall with Councilor Essaibi-George: October 23
This fall City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George is holding a series of Town Halls across the city. See a full list. Please plan to join us for a special Town Hall for Educators with Councilor Essaibi-George at the BTU on October 23. Contact BTU Political Director Johnny McInnis with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Events of Interest
NEW — State of Latino Education Town Hall: Monday, October 1
When Jeff Riley was appointed State Commissioner of K-12 education, he committed to conducting a listening tour across our state. Our goal is to ensure it is well-informed by the voices and leadership of the Latino Community. Parents, families, and the broader Latino community are invited to this Latino Education Town Hall to lend their voice to the conversation on October 1 at the Bolling Building from 6:30-8:30. Email Natalia at email@example.com to learn more.
NEW — Helpful Infographic: Privatization vs. Public Investment
This infographic provides a good contrast between a privatization-focused and a public-investment focused approached to schools and improvement in six different countries. See the full document.
NEW — Support Edwin Argueta
Longtime Jobs with Justice organizer and BTU supporter Edwin Argueta and his family are in need of your support. Edwin has been hospitalized since August 31 and is currently in the ICU. Please support as you are able.
NEW — BPS Attendance Symposium: Thursday
Learn what you can do to improve student attendance, featuring keynote speaker Bob Balfanz of Johns Hopkins University. See the flyer for more.
Request for Proposals (RFPs) for EL Afterschool Programs
The BPS Office of English Learners (OEL) invites you to coordinate an afterschool program sponsored by OEL for the 2018-2019 school year via Title III federal funds. Applications are due on Thursday. Read more and apply.
Youth on Board Book Event: October 1
Please join Youth on Board on October 1 from 6:30-8:30 at the Copley Library for an event celebrating the publication of their new book, Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement. See the Lift Us Up website for more.
Join the Peace Flag Mural on the Common: October 20
All school children of the greater Boston area are invited to join Children’s Services of Roxbury as they attempt to create the largest peace Flag Mural ever! Learn more in their flyer.
NEW — GRLZ Radio Hiring for the Fall
The GRLZ Radio Fall session is approaching! GRLZ Radio is a Dorchester youth leadership program which hires teen girls for positions at their online radio station, blog and social media/YouTube channel. The deadline is October 22: grlzradio.org/apply.