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Revere Teachers with Big Ideas for Education

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On August 4 the Massachusetts Teachers Association hosted their third annual Ed Talks program at Summer Conference in Williamstown, and two of the speakers were RTA members!

Congratulations to Nancy Barile and Mary Porter on fantastic talks about engaging and empowering urban students.

Watch the these TED Talk style presentations on the Massachusetts Teachers Association YouTube channel.

Improved Newsletter Sign-up

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Submit your information at revereteachers.org/newsletter to keep up to date with RTA news.

You can use the same form to update your contact information.

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Statewide Educator Survey about Time on Testing

Take This Survey

Teachers across Revere are feeling the time crunch placed on us by multiple rounds of testing at all levels – National, State, District, School, and Classroom.   Share your experiences of the time lost to testing in this multi-union feedback opportunity. Every Revere educator should respond. -Erik

 

 

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At the 2014 MTA Annual Meeting the delegates adopted an item which requires that MTA work with Mass Partners for Public Schools to determine how much time students and educators spend on testing and test preparation.

This confidential survey was developed by the MTA Center for Education Policy & Practice in collaboration with MassPartners for Public Schools, an organization consisting of leaders of the major Massachusetts professional educator and parent organizations.

The purpose is to determine how much time teachers, paraprofessionals and school-based administrators spend on the preparation for and administration of state, district, school and classroom assessments and how much time students spend taking tests.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

The key question is this: Of the mandatory 900 hours of instruction at the elementary level and the 990 hours at the secondary level, how much time is spent on testing and test preparation?

Click here to take the Survey

 

Proposal Presentation

For those members who missed the proposal meeting before break, here is the presentation we gave. If you have questions about the specifics of any of the topics or want to give your opinion on how we should proceed, please get in touch with me, your building reps, or any other member of the Professional Negotiating Team.

-Erik


2015 Initial Proposals Presentation

 

 

Rescheduled: Bargaining Proposal Adoption

Fellow Members,

I wish I didn’t have to be one more person going on about the weather, but it threw a wrench into the negotiating team’s plans this week. We’ve delayed bargaining (which was supposed to begin today) in order to hold a general membership meeting seeking approval of our starting proposals. After conferring with our executive board about the district’s schedule and next week’s forecast, we’re making a plan with a back-up date.

Special General Meeting
Monday February 9, 2015

Revere High School Cafeteria 
4:15 pm

The vast majority of members are at ELT schools or in principal’s meetings until near 4:00 that afternoon. So, we would like to get everyone into a room at once. All members are welcome to join us for our monthly board meeting in the East wing conference room at 3:15 if you need a way to pass the time.

“Rain” Date
Thursday February 12, 2015
RHS Cafeteria
3:15 & 4:15 presentations to accomodate ordinary and extended release schools.

Any changes to the specifics of the meeting will be announced through our building reps and on revereteachers.org.

 

Thank you for your enthusiasm and your patience,

Erik

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