New Grading Policy

On May 14, 2019, the Baltimore City School Board passed Policy IKA and Administrative Regulation IKA-RA on grading and reporting. Educators from across the district… CONTINUE >>

UPDATE: Teacher and PSRP Ratification Information Sessions Locations

BTU members have a unique amount of time to ask questions to understand our tentative agreements. Please read the attached documents to learn about the… CONTINUE >>

BTU & BJs Partner to Provide BTU Members Discounted Membership Rates

BTU and wholeseller BJs have partnered to provide all of our members a discounted membership rate for both those who are new to BJs and… CONTINUE >>

Membership Application and Dues Deduction Authorization

Now you can complete your Membership Application and Dues Deduction Authorization cards electronically.  All you have to do is click here to get started! CONTINUE >>

WBAL TV 11: Teachers push back against proposed evaluations in classrooms

  A change could be in the works for how Baltimore City evaluates its more than 7,000 school teachers. It's a proposal that's getting some… CONTINUE >>

Model Cohort Registration

Model Registration for Cohort 16 is now open!  The Model process is different this year – more supportive, more guided, and more reflective.  Please see… CONTINUE >>

Increase in Membership Dues

Per the AFT-Maryland Constitution, effective September 1, 2019, the monthly per capita rate will increase by 50-cents ($.50). All members will see the first deduction… CONTINUE >>

Memorandum of Understanding for Extended Days and/or Extended Year

This Memorandum of Understanding (hereinafter the "MOU") by and between theBaltimore City Board of School Commissioners (hereinafter the "Board"), and The Baltimore Teachers Union, American… CONTINUE >>

Important Teacher and PSRP Contract Ratification Update

When new BTU leadership was elected on May 15th, we heard members' excitement and concerns regarding on-going negotiations. Not wanting to weaken our Union nor… CONTINUE >>

Baltimore Sun: About 50 Baltimore schools without air conditioning dismiss early because of heat on second day of class

"Sweltering classrooms are a perennial problem in Baltimore, which has some of the state’s oldest school buildings and a maintenance backlog of roughly $3 billion.Wednesday’s… CONTINUE >>