AFT National President, Randi Weingarten, along with AFT Secretary-Treasurer and President Emeritus of the BTU PSRP Chapter, Dr. Lorretta Johnson, BTU President, Marietta English and BCPSS CEO, Dr. Sonja Santelises visited and met with students and faculty at the Baltimore Design School. Weingarten plans to tout the working relationship BCPSS and BTU have around the country.
The Baltimore Teachers Union was at Warwick Park in West Baltimore to register citizens to vote during a back to school community event. With an upcoming election for President of the United States as well as important state and local elections, the Union believes every person should be registered and exercise their constitutional right to vote. This, comes on the heels of other BTU voter registration events including tables at Macedonia Baptist Church and 2016 Sickle Cell Disease Association Walk. Children also received backpacks and school supplies at the community event. BTU distributed books in conjunction with the Union’s First Book effort.
BTU President, Marietta English, welcomed students at John Eager Howard Elementary School back to school on Aug. 29th.
PSRPs in training at their annual Conference on August 24-25. They had the opportunity to attend dynamic workshops and hear from outstanding speakers.