The rally was not an end, but a beginning. We want to stay active on Fridays as we work to settle our contract and fight for the schools our #StudentsDeserve. Please continue to organize Friday morning walk-ins or actions at your school — get creative and build on what we’ve already done!
Please sign our StudentsDeserve petition! Help us get to 10,000 signatures! We want to deliver these to the School Committee on April 24.
Finally, please join the BTU Organizing Committee! We need your support to continue to drive our union to the finish line in this campaign for the schools our #StudentsDeserve.
Upcoming BTU Events
THURSDAY — Community Learning Circle
Please join us from 4-6 PM at the Irving for “Well. That Didn’t Work.. Practical Tools for When Circles Go Wrong.” See the flyer for more.
NEW — Academics Committees Meeting: April 2
Our Academics Committees (Inclusion, Environmental Justice, ELL, Arts and PLAB) are meeting at the BTU throughout the year on the FIRST Tuesdays of the month. The event runs from 4:30-6:30 PM and light dinner will be provided. To learn more and to RSVP please contact Natalia at email@example.com.
NEW — Early Ed Committee Meeting: April 4
The meeting will run from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU Hall. Light dinner will be provided. Email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
NEW — Meeting for the Committee on Unassigned Teachers: April 4
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU. Light dinner will be provided. To learn more and to RSVP please contact Natalia at email@example.com.
Annual Statewide Paraprofessional Conference: April 6
The statewide paraprofessional conference is less than two weeks away! Join AFTMA and the BTU on Saturday, April 6! The morning with be filled with PD followed by lunch and enjoyment. See the flyer and register as soon as possible!
Boston-area Education for Social Justice Conference: April 6
Join us for the 9th annual Boston-area Education for Social Justice Conference! This year’s conference will include workshops, speakers, and performances around the theme of “Build Us Up, Don’t Tear Us Down.” The conference is free and includes child care, breakfast, and lunch. Register today at besj.weebly.com.
NEW — SELWell Committees Meeting: April 9
Our SELWell Committees (Restorative Justice, School Counselors, SEL) meet at the BTU on the SECOND Tuesdays of the month from 4:30-6:30 PM. Light dinner will be provided. To learn more and to RSVP, please contact Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW — Support Circle for Educators Facing Uncertainty: April 9
You are invited to a support circle meeting from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU for educators feeling stress/uncertainty due to school closures, excessing, SPC role, school turnarounds, or other instability in the BPS system. Email Natalia email@example.com to RSVP and learn more.
NEW — Haitian Educators Committee Meeting: April 23
The meeting will take place from 4:30-6:30 PM. Light dinner will be provided. Email Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and learn more.
NEW — Unafraid Educators Week of Action: April 29-May 3
Come to the BESJ Conference on April 6 (see above)! Attend a workshop where Unafraid Educators will share resources, information, and ways you can participate. Attend the Week of Action Prep Day on April 11 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the O’Bryant. Bring a colleague so you can start planning! Donate to the Unafraid Scholarship. If you would like to start your OWN fundraising page, please reach out to Nora email@example.com. If you know undocumented BPS grads planning on attending college next year (seniors or alums), please point them towardsbit.ly/unafraidscholarship. June 1 is the deadline. Can’t attend the meetings above? Interested or planning on participating in this year’s Week of Action at your school? Email Georgia Skeadas at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the listserv!
Specialized Paraprofessional Trainings: April & May
Please check out this flyer for information on two upcoming training series for paraprofessionals: Behavioral and Instructional Skills and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
NEW — March for a Fair Education: Tomorrow
Join the Boston Education Justice Alliance and other community allies tomorrow at 4:30 PM as we march from the Blackstone Elementary School to the School Committee vote. We’re demanding fair and full funding for every school and restoration of the funds and positions at schools that have been cut. Please RSVP on Facebook. and share this flyer!