FOX 45: Baltimore Teachers Union Asks for Fan Donations

It's almost time for kids to head back to school. But just because summer is coming doesn't mean it won't still be hot in classrooms.… CONTINUE >>

ABC 2 News: Baltimore Teachers Fundraising for Fans to Cool Down Classrooms Ahead of School Year

As the school year creeps closer, there's a hot problem Baltimore teachers are worried about."It's hard. It's kind of a distraction -- a pain in the side.… CONTINUE >>

Donate to the BTU Fan Drive

It’s no secret that Baltimore’s students have had to weather the spectrum of extreme temperatures in their classrooms. We’ve all seen the photos of kindergarteners… CONTINUE >>

WBAL TV 11: Baltimore Teachers Union Ask for Fan Donations in Anticipation for Hot Weather

  Baltimore City teachers have placed an important item on their back to school wish list: Portable fans. And they're asking the public to help… CONTINUE >>

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Teachers Union Seeking Donated Fans for Hot Classes

BTU president Diamonté Brown said it’s up to the union to ensure teachers and students are able to focus on the schoolwork, rather than the… CONTINUE >>

More Details on Unannounced Formal Observations

Studies conducted in K-12 classrooms show that increasing accountability efforts, such as adding “surprise” formal observations that impact teacher salary, is not necessarily effective and… CONTINUE >>

UPDATE: Unannounced Formal Observations Public Board Work Session

This past Tuesday, Building Representatives received a chance to see the district's changes to the policy on unannounced formal observations, GCO-RD. They, along with Delegate Cheryl… CONTINUE >>

President Brown’s Formal Letter Requesting Public Board Work Session on Unannounced Formal Observations

At the July 23rd School Board Meeting, the First Reader of Policy GCO was the focus of a substantial segment of the evening. Our presentation… CONTINUE >>

Assessment Survey Results

Last week, the Baltimore Teachers Union conducted a survey of its membership on BCPSS’s proposed assessment rubric and assessment seat time projections. Just over 100… CONTINUE >>

Updates to the Instructional Framework Rubric Language

Last week, President Brown shared a video with membership where she provided insight on the District's proposed changes to the Instructional Framework Rubic for SY… CONTINUE >>