Upcoming BTU Events & Committee Meetings

Early Childhood Educators Committee Meeting: Tomorrow
Please join tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7 at the BTU from 4:30-6:30.

HUB Schools Meeting: Tuesday, March 13
Please join us from 5-7 PM at the Bolling Building to learn about expanding full service wrap-around supports for our schools. Please also plan to join them for their March 22 Learning Opportunity. See the flyer and RSVP online.

Inclusion Committee Meeting: Tuesday, March 13
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 at the BTU. RSVP by emailing Jonathan at jrodrigues@btu.org.

Haitian Educators Committee Meeting: Monday, March 19
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 at the BTU. RSVP by emailing Jonathan at jrodrigues@btu.org.

New History Standards Feedback Session: Tuesday, March 20
Please join us from 5-7 PM at the BTU. RSVP by emailing Jonathan at jrodrigues@btu.org. History and Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks changes feedback sessions! See more information and a full list of upcoming workshops.

Black Caucus Paint Night at the BTU Lounge: Friday, March 23
Please join us at 5:30. See the flyer and RSVP using this form.

NEW — Guidance Counselors Meeting: Tuesday, March 27
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 PM at BTU. Guidance Counselors deserve to have nationally recognized case load standards. We need more counselors in our schools to provide mental health services, restorative circles and conflict resolution, as well as programs that promote leadership and empowerment. RSVP with sltrotz@gmail.com.

Seeking Phone Bank Volunteers this Week
The BTU is looking for phone bank volunteers this week to support our campaign with Raise Up Massachusetts. Our coalition supports the Fair Share Tax Amendment, paid family medical leave, and raising the minimum wage. Please email Johnny McInnis or call him at 617-288-2000 to volunteer.

Community Events

Testing Charade Author Speaks in Boston: March 22
Come hear Daniel Koretz, author of The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better, on Thursday, March 22 at the Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin Street in Boston. Refreshments begin at 5:30, program from 6-8:30. Read more and register.

Literacy is Liberation: Free One-Day Conference this Saturday
Join Northeastern University this Saturday, March 10 from 8 AM to 2 PM for Literacy is Liberation: Examining the Transformative Power of Literacy, Book Clubs & Literary Societies in the African American Community. See the flyer.

March for Our Lives
The BTU is proud to be an official co-sponsor of the March for Our Lives. We are mailing stickers for upcoming actions this week to our Building Reps to be distributed to members. For the March 14 action, please work with your administrators to develop school plans and activities. See BPS guidance for March 14. If you need to leave the school for an extended period of time, please use a personal day. We will also be making posters for the March 24 March for our Lives Boston after our membership meeting on March 14.

Women’s History Month
The BTU will be holding our annual Women’s Rights Breakfast on Saturday, March 31 from 9:30-11:30am at Florian Hall. We are proud to honor City Councilor Anissa Essabi-George, a former BTU member and now the Chair of the City Council Education Committee, as well as Senator Pat Jehlen, a steadfast supporter of public education and teachers. Read more details on the flyer.