BTU News Updates
In mid-October a brouhaha broke out as the Boston Globe reported that according to the state Department of Education there might not be any new charter schools this year.
Whereas, assessments are a critical tool to guide teachers in improving their lesson plans, and framing their instruction to meet the needs of individual students,Whereas, assessments are misused when student results are available too late to inform instruction, when their excessive use takes away valuable instructional time, or when they are used for purposes they were not designed for,Whereas, assessments should be used to inform instructional decisions, not to punish educators or students,
Permanent teachers who are not yet receiving their first career award, provisional teachers, and all paraprofessionals with three or more years' experience are entitled to receive tuition reimbursement each year of either $500 or $1,000. This is a reimbursement, not income, and is therefore not taxable. See here.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
DESE is convening a number of conversations with stakeholders this October through December to solicit input regarding a set of draft guiding principles and policy options developed by DESE based on research of best practices and the feedback...
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
In commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Judge Garrity's busing and desegregation order, BPS and the BTU are convening a monthly book group where we will read and discuss J.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Join us to learn about retirement, social security, and group health insurance. See a flyer. Email Michael McLaughlin with questions.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00am
The 2014 Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Massachusetts Fall Conference will take place on Saturday, November 1 from 9 am-5 pm.