Walk In Nov. 20th

On October 21st hundreds of community members, students and educators convened at City Hall and called upon Baltimore Government to fully fund Community Schools and Out of School Time! What an AMAZING first gathering of students, educators and community folks it was!  In an effort to keep the momentum going, on November 20th we are joining 30 other cities across the country in a national action to lift up the importance of sustainable community schools. The Alliance To Reclaim Our Schools is having a National “Walk In” to promote sustainable, thriving public education.

Here in Baltimore we are planning a citywide action where schools hang banners calling again for Baltimore City Government to fully fund community schools and out of school time.  We are asking schools to hang the banner in the school entrance and have parents, teachers, students, and community sign. We will then take those banners to the City Council and the Mayor to show citywide support for Community Schools.

If you are interested in having a banner in your school & participating please reply by November 6th.  The banner will be provided to your school and picked up on November 21st.AROS NOV 20 Walk In Flyer

Raise Up the Village Raise Up the Child!

This message has been sent on behalf of the Education Roundtable.

2014 QuEST Conference

More than 600 teachers and PSRPs participated in the BTU’s 32nd Annual QuEST Conference on Oct. 17th at the Baltimore Convention Center. Participants were treated to some very dynamic guest speakers, including, the Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Dr. Gregory Thornton, CEO for City Schools, Dr. Linda Chen, Chief Academic Officer for BCPSS and Dr. Nakia Hardy, Director of Teaching and Learning.

The most dynamic speaker though, was the guest speaker, Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, Past-President of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. As a former educator, she spoke about how things haven’t changed much. She said education is still run by politics and still under attack.

In addition to the speakers, participants had the opportunity to attend several workshops from Zumba to thinking Math skills. Teachers and PSRPs left the Convention Center with a better understanding of their job and with the tools to move their students forward.