Ara Shishmanian has been either a teacher, Vice-Principal or Principal in Baltimore
BTU Holiday Celebration a great success
The BTU’s annual Holiday Celebration was held on Dec. 18th and more than 1,500 people enjoyed, great food, great fun and great dancing!
The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Baltimore on Dec. 28th for two shows, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. BTU will have discounted tickets for $23 or $25. You can order tickets online as well at www.blackjacklegacyenterprise.com.
Edmondson-Westside High School wins $5,000 grant from AFL-CIO
After filling out an application and lobbying hard for the grant, Edmondson-Westside was awarded the money in August and the check was presented to them on Dec. 16th at the school.
Reclaiming the Promise
BTU and AFT are teaming up to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education. AFT declared Monday, December 9th as the Reclaiming the Promise Day of Action. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans in Baltimore. Our Day of Action has been postponed until today, Wednesday, December 11th.
Speak Truth to Power
If you were unable to attend the training on the Speak Truth to Power Program last month. A webinar is being offered on the program on Thursday. Speak Truth to Power is for social studies teachers in grades 6-12 who want to have their students enter a contest and make a video about local heroes. NationalWebinar
Help Disaster Victims
The BTU has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for the victims of the tornadoes in Illinois and the Typhoon in the Philippines. If you are interested in donating, please contact the BTU at 410-358-6600.
The BTU wishes you a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday!
The BTU will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23rd. We will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 24th through Thursday, Dec. 26th and will reopen on Friday, Dec. 27th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. We will be open Monday, Dec. 30th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and closed Tuesday, December 31st – Wednesday, January 1st. Normal business hours will resume on Jan. 2nd.
First Book gave its one millionth book to a Baltimore City student
During it’s 8th book drive of the year, taking place right here in Baltimore, First Book gave its one millionth free book to a Baltimore Student and gave free books to teachers.
AFT President visits Two Baltimore Schools
AFT President, Randi Weingarten was in Baltimore on Friday, Nov. 1st to visit teachers and students at Violetville Elementary/Middle and Lakeland Elementary/Middle. Ms. Weingarten was visiting with teachers who are apart of the AFT’s Innovation Fund Grant with STEM.
The Legislative and Organizing Committees of AFT/Maryland have set up a survey for all members to take. Please take the AFT/Maryland Survey. http://aftmd.us/aftmdsurvey2013