Science Teacher wins Extreme Makeover

Tiffany Richardson, a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School was the BTU’s Extreme Makeover Winner. Ms. Richardson’s classroom was painted, she received new cabinets, computers and white boards.

Welcome Back!

website 2Welcome back to all Baltimore City students! On Monday, August 25th more than 80,000 Baltimore City Public School students came back to school after summer break to start the 2014-2015 school year.

website4BTU President, Marietta English, Gov. Martin O’Malley, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, State Superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery, City Schools CEO, Dr. Gregory Thornton and the Oriole Bird helped to ring in the new year at Holabird Academy, Digital Harbor High School and Afya Public Charter School.

Everyone was excited to start a new year, especially the students. Gov. O’Malley, Ms. website6English and Dr. Thornton were able to have breakfast with kindergarten students in Ms. Thomas’ class at Holabird. The Mayor, Dr. Thornton and Ms. English spoke with the students in the Yearbook class at Digital Harbor and visited a humanities class at Afya.

Have a great year!

BTU BR Retreat

BR1During the 36th Annual BTU BR Retreat in Atlantic City, NJ, BRs had the opportunity to learn how to become better in their positions. More than 150 BRs attended the Retreat and had the opportunity to get information on the new City Schools Code of Conduct, What’s new with JGP, how to organize their members and much more.

BRs also had the opportunity to hear from two dynamic speakers, Fred Mason,fred President of the Maryland and DC AFL-CIO and Dr. Lorretta Johnson, President Emeritus of the BTP PSRP Chapter and Secretary-Treasurer of the AFT. Both spoke about BTU members working as a team to fight our enemies and Reclaim the Promise of Public Education. “We must Fight Back and Fight Forward,” Dr. Johnson said. “We can’t let them get ahead of us.”

rally1In addition to their workshops, BRs also rallied with their brothers and sisters in Atlantic City who are going to or who have already lost jobs because of casino’s closing. Unite Here Local 54, the largest casino union in Atlantic City is facing nearly 7,000 workers losing jobs as casinos close in Atlantic City. The Showboat plans to close at the end of August and Trump Tower closed last month. The Revel is in bankruptcy. The rally took place on August 6 on the boardwalk.