BTU News Updates
More than 50 people gathered on the steps of the Dearborn School's temporary location at the Burke High School early on the morning of Thursday, November 20, Universal Children's Day, for a "Walk-In." Parents, community members, faith leaders and politicians organized a rally in support of fulfilling the Dearborn community's plans to become a 6-12 STEM Academy as a sustainable Boston Public School and Community School.
The Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Panel has officially been named, and the PAR Program is now accepting participating teachers! We're also looking for one more Consulting Teacher to join the program. What is PAR?Peer Assistance and Review is a service available to teachers who have not yet reached Proficient status on EDFS. With PAR, these teachers can bring in a Consulting Teacher who will work with them to create an individualized program of coaching, observing, reflecting and ultimately assessing your practice.
In November the MTA collected thousands of emails letting state education officials know people oppose the "performance-based licensure" system that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education was considering. Read Mitchell Chester's letter responding to the MTA. The following week, Commissioner Chester backed down from his proposal.
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:00pm
The next ELL Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, December 1 from 4-6 PM at the BTU.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 5:00pm
The next Inclusion Committee Meetings are Monday, November 17 and Wednesday December 3, both from 5-7 PM at the BTU.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
The BTU will hold two open forums on the proposed by-law change relating to field representatives. The objectives of the forums are:
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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