TODAY — Real Talk Conversations
Join the BTU, SPED Advocate Partner organizations, and parent/family leaders at the BTU today from 4:30-7 PM for an open conversation on Special Education in BPS today. What are some struggles to achieve true equity in SPED today? How can families and educators advocate together? Read more and RSVP.
TOMORROW — Meeting for the Committee on Teachers in SPC Roles
Please join us at the BTU on Wednesday, November 28 from 4:30-6:30 PM. Please RSVP with Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW — BEJA Lobby Day at the State House: Friday
Join the Boston Education Justice Alliance this Friday from 3-5 PM for a Lobby Day at the State House. The coalition is supporting the school communities of West Roxbury Academy, Urban Science Academy and McCormack Middle School to advocate for a transparent and informed BuildBPS process. Meet at the Beacon Street State House entrance (Hooker Entrance). Facebook event. Contact Ruby with questions at email@example.com.
Academics Committees Meeting: Tuesday, December 4
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 for our Academics Committees (Inclusion, ELL, Climate Change, Early Ed, PLAB, and Arts), which will meet throughout the year on the FIRST Tuesdays of the month. Light dinner will be provided. To learn more and to RSVP please contact Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW — Ethnic Studies Now Meeting: December 9
Join a group of BPS educators working to bring Ethnic Studies curricula to BPS on Sunday, December 9 from 2-4 PM. To learn more and RSVP please contact Natalia email@example.com.
SELWell Committees Meeting: December 11
Please join us at the BTU from 4:30-6:30. Committees under SELWell 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW — Unafraid Educators Meeting: December 19
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 19 from 4:30-6:30 PM at O’Bryant High School (55 Malcolm X Blvd) Room 5-107. To help us plan for the upcoming school year, we’re updating our lists of educators who’ve been involved and/or are currently interested in our Week of Action and scholarship efforts. Please help us out by filling out this quick interest survey! This year’s Week of Action (a week of advocating for safe and welcoming schools for all undocumented and immigrant students) will be the week of April 29. To get involved, please email Nora at email@example.com or Lena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Seeking Arts for All Advocates! Do you believe all BPS students deserve access to high quality arts education? Do you want to get involved in making this vision a reality? To get involved in this important work please fill out this survey put together by the BTU Arts Committee.
Community Events & Opportunities
SATURDAY — City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George’s Education Town Hall
The City Councilor has one more Education Town Hall planned for this Saturday, December 1 in Hyde Park/Mattapan from 10-11:30 AM. Please join her and have your voice be heard! Read more and RSVP.
City Council Education Hearing on School Committee Governance Structure
Join a hearing at City Hall on Tuesday, December 11 at 5 PM: Hearing order filed due to demand in exploring an elected vs. appointed school committee body and to begin a discussion on the pros and cons of each structure. Currently, Boston is the only city in Massachusetts with an appointed School Committee.
15th Annual Women’s Solidarity Breakfast this Saturday
You are invited to join the North Shore Labor Council’s Women’s Committee for their annual breakfast on Saturday, December 1 at 10 AM at 10 Church Street in Lynn. Free breakfast, childcare and Spanish interpretation will be provided. See the flyer for more.