Inclusion Done Right Meeting – Tonight: January 14
Please mark your calendar and RSVP to let us know you will attend.
New Educator Paint Night: January 16
Join us for a night of canvasses, cocktails, and conversation with fellow BPS educators. Reserve your spot today!
APALA Post-Holiday and Lunar New Year Celebration: January 21
Join Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance to ring in the holiday season and celebrate the lunar new year. Mark your calendar and learn more here.
NEW- Family Engagement Task Force: January 22
Help us firm up our mission to engage and organize parents and educators together for get what #OurStudentsDeserve!
NEW- Personal Statement: A Documentary Screening: January 23
Learn more about the event here.
1st Annual Vietnamese Dual Language Gathering: January 27
Please join us for the 1st Annual Vietnamese Dual Language Gathering at VietAID. More information here.
NEW- Haitian Educators Committee Meeting: January 28
Find out more here.
Black Lives Matter at School Week: February 3-7
Join us for training to get ready for the 2020 Black Lives Matter at School week of action from Feb 3-7! Light dinner will be provided. All BTU members and allies are welcome. Learn more and RSVP here.
NEW- BTU and BEJA Present – Stronger Together: Parents and Educators Unite! February 29
Please plan to join us from 8:30 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, February 29 for the 6th Annual BTU Winter Conference, open to all interested BTU members.
Save the Date: AFT – BTU Annual Conference for Paraprofessionals & School-Related Personnel: April 4
If you’re an AFT paraprofessional or school-related personnel (PSRP), you’ll want to join hundreds of your colleagues from across Massachusetts for the AFT Massachusetts – Boston Teachers Union Annual Conference for Paraprofessionals & School-Related Personnel. Mark your calendar!
To get the inclusion services our students deserve it will take all of us being vigilant and reporting what we see in our classrooms. Fill out the Inclusion Tracker here and visit our website for more information.
Assessment of Non-Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices Survey
Please take some time to review the list of non-exclusionary practices and answer the four questions in the survey here. BPS email is needed to access the link.
Join the Hustle and Bustle Wellness Challenge
It’s hard to prioritize fitness during the hectic holiday season. Commit to staying in shape through this interactive wellness challenge! Learn more here.
Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program
The Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program provides financial assistance to Massachusetts residents who are currently employed as paraprofessionals in Massachusetts public schools but wish to become certified as full-time teachers. Learn more here.
Ethnic Studies Professional Learning Community
Are you looking for a community of like-minded teachers who are developing ethnic studies pedagogy and curriculum for Boston? Contact Amrita Dani with any questions or get more information and sign up here!
NEW- BTU Early Notification of Retirement Resources
BTU has provided a collection of retirement incentives for interested parties. Take a second to learn more here!
NEW- Keep ICE out of BPS! Petition
SIM has put out a petition about the issue of BPS student information-sharing with ICE and is planning teach-ins and gearing up for action. Please sign on here, and share it widely with your networks.