What is the BPS—BTU Contract
Did you know that much of what happens in your child's classroom is governed by the Boston Public Schools-Boston Teachers Union Contract?  Read more>

How is the Contract Developed
As negotiations begin for a new BPS-BTU contract, we need to make sure the parent, student, and community voice is heard.  Read more>

What are YOUR concerns for the new BPS-BTU Contract?
The new BPS-BTU Contract is being negotiated by the school department and the teachers’ union now.  Parent, student, and community groups have begun identifying priority issues for the new contract.  For more information on these priorities and to learn how you can make you concerns heard, click on this link.

How Does BPS Evaluates Teachers?
Teacher evaluations are required by state law and the BPS-BTU specifies how and when Boston Public School teachers are evaluated.  But did you know that a recent report noted that for school years 2008 and 2009 only about half of the teachers were evaluated!? And one quarter of schools did not turn in a single evaluation! Read more>

Shared Decision Making & the Contract
Strong and respectful partnerships between principal/headmaster, teachers, parents, and students at the school level contribute to school success. How will BPS support and strengthen parent and student role in School Site Councils? Read more>

Students with Disabilities
The Special Education Parents Advisory Council has specified current key priorities for reform.  
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Our struggle is grounded in a decades long battle for school reform. For the past several months in anticipation of the teachers’ contract talks, we have come together in neighborhoods across the city to raise our voices to fight for the future of our students.

We met and asked parents and children to share their vision for school reform. We asked them to envision positive change in the school system.

Those conversations led to a forum last May at Twelfth Baptist Church where we organized to express community concerns and seek answers from BPS Superintendent Carol Johnson and BTU President Richard Stutman who appeared on a panel to discuss issues we believe must be addressed in the next contract.

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