Hey there fabulous educators and rad humans,
TAG Boston hopes to see YOU at our awesome inquiry groups launch on Saturday February 7th! If you’ve been spending your snow days hoping to have deep and meaningful conversations about education practice and policy… or if you just want to hang out with some cool people and drink punch, join us!
Here’s what you can expect:
2. Small group inquiry discussions designed around elementary education, special education, social studies education, and more!
3. A chance to build community with folks who are doing similar work to what you’re doing. Connection = awesome.
RSVP here! Details below in living color.
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Download the flier and help us promote the event!
With presentations and commentary by:
Barbara Fields, Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts
Cliff Chuang, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Charter Schools and School Redesign
Dan French, Executive Director of the Center for Collaborative Education
Betsy Drinan, Lead Teacher, BTU Pilot School
We are currently planning for our 2014 conference. Our next planning meeting is on March 18th in Jamaica Plain. If you would like to work with TAG Boston and various youth activists in the planning process please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Bill Ayers will be coming to Cambridge to speak about his new book
Monday, November 25th at 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
2. Kick-Off Planning Meeting!
Boston-area Educators for Social Justice Conference 2014
Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30-7:30pm
At the new Jobs With Justice office, 3353 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Your feedback, ideas, and planning energy are welcome and encouraged! We’d love to have you join us to plan the 4th annual conference. The proposed theme for the May conference is Loving to learn: Reclaiming the Classroom for the Joy of Learning
Contact email@example.com if you have questions.
3. BTU’s Community Advisory Board: Focus on Restorative Justice
Monday, December 2, 6-8pm
***At Madison Park, 75 Malcolm X Blvd in the Green Tile Room.
4. National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education
When: Dec 9, Monday, 6-8 pm (Dinner at 5:30)
Where: Madison Park High School, Cardinal Hall, 75 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120
Download the flier here and spread the word!
5. Educators Book Club
Sunday, December 15th 1-3pm
226 Wachusett St. JP MA 02130. Come around back to the basement.
We’ll finish discussing Lois Weiner’s The Future of Our Schools.
We decided that we’d all read chapters 6 & 12, and that we’ll jigsaw the chapters in between (choose one or more other chapter in between and be ready to share out to the rest of us about it.)
Contact Marla if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Unwind, Take Stock, Chill with Educators: Self-Care as Activism
Wednesday, December 18th, 5:30-7:30pm
The Treehouse, 13 Orchard Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Contact: email@example.com to RSVP or with questions
8. Boston Ed Truth Coalition Meeting
Friday, February 22nd
To learn more about Boston Truth’s Mission, Principals or to join the listserv visit: http://www.bostonedtruth.org/
9. Public Schools, Charter Schools, ALL Schools: Accountability and Access for All Students
Febuary, Date/Time/Location TBA
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to join in planning this conversation
We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and enjoying some much-needed, well-earned rest and relaxation! TAG Boston is hosting a kick-off event/social to connect and reconnect and start thinking about what we want to accomplish in the new year. It’s a BBQ Potluck so please bring some food if you can, but TAG Boston will also have some grilled goodness available.
When: Sunday, August 25th from 4-7pm
Where: At the park on the corner of Amory and and New Minton Streets, JP, Close to the Stonybrook T – Check the map below
Stay tuned for updates and next steps on the charrette process and creating the schools we deserve!