Support Undocumented BPS Graduates

Thousands of immigrants from all over the world attend Boston’s high schools, but many face a huge obstacle: if they’re undocumented, they don’t qualify for federal financial aid, and if they enroll in a public college in Massachusetts, many will have to pay out-of-state tuition.

BTU Unafraid Educators, a group of teachers, guidance counselors, and educators here in Boston, created a scholarship to help fill the gaps. Last year, we raised over $20,000 to give as scholarships; this year our goal is $100,000. Help us meet our goal by donating, emailing friends and family, and sharing it on social media!

BTU Committee Meetings

Guidance Counselors Meeting: Today
Please join us today from 4:30-6:30 PM at BTU. Guidance Counselors deserve to have nationally recognized case load standards. RSVP with

NEW — Early Childhood Educators Meeting: Today
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 at the BTU. Be in touch with Brenda at with questions.

NEW — Committee on Teachers in SPC Roles: Thursday, March 29
The next meeting is scheduled for this Thursday from 4:30-6pm at the BTU. This is open to all members interested in learning more about this critical issue.

ELL/SLIFE Committee Meeting: Monday, April 2
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU. RSVP by emailing Farah at

Statewide Para Conference: Saturday, April 7
Please join us on April 7 at the BTU for a PSRP Conference hosted by the AFT and the BTU. Join us for a day of training and a chance enjoy time with your colleagues. Read more and download the registration form.

Boston Area Educators for Social Justice Conference: Saturday, April 7
The 8th annual BESJ conference will take place on April 7. Read more and register!

Ansanm Nap Avanse / Forward Together: Saturday, April 7
Join educators, parents, community members and the BTU Haitian Educators Committee for a vibrant conversation on how we can support our Haitian families in BPS. Connect with resources, know your rights and more. Read more and RSVP.

NEW — Apply to the BTU Committee on Political Education
Two seats have opened up on the BTU COPE committee. Please apply here by April 25 if you are interested in joining. Members meet to review and interview candidates seeking endorsement from the BTU and work with the President, Political Director and officers to create a political program for the BTU. All COPE members are appointed by the President and serve terms co-terminus with the President. The time commitment includes occasionally being released from school, monthly afternoon meetings, and occasional Saturday meetings.

Community Events

NEW — Tax Day Action 2018: April 14
We are facing ominous budget developments in Washington. President Trump’s tax bill is ensuring billions of dollars in profits to large corporations and peanuts to working people. Join a coalition at Cambridge Common on April 14. Register and read more.

Workshop: Building and Sustaining a Movement with Popular Education
BTU members are invited to join a workshop on using popular education. See the flyer.