MTA Today April/May issue now online

April/May 2012 issue of MTA Today Teachers Chris Fontaine, left, and Lorie Banks confer about math instruction at the Morgan Elementary School in Holyoke while eighth-graders Melanie Torres, in striped shirt, and Jasmine Suarez work on solving equations. Implementing the state’s new evaluation system in Level 4 schools has been a challenge, but educators hope the result is more feedback and support for teachers and administrators. For coverage, see pages 6 and 7. Meanwhile, Adrian Gonzalez, who plays first base for the Boston Red Sox, has signed on as the spokesman for the MTA reading team, replacing catcher Jason Varitek, who has retired as a player. A story on the MTA Red Sox Reading Game’s new A special section containing information about the 2012 MTA season appears on page 36.




April May 2012 Issue

Also in this issue...

Locals organize to fight Stand initiative
Many organizations and leaders oppose ballot petition
Advocacy day focuses on higher education funding
New evaluation system is promising and challenging
Teamwork and helping kids are ESP Conference themes
New requirements focus on teachers of ELL students
GLBT Issues Committee is recruiting marchers
Survey participation rate tops 50 percent
MTA continues to pursue legislative priorities
‘Unconference’ offers unique learning experience
Leaders are readers
NEA president calls for collaborative approach
Special election is set to fill two CRC vacancies
Higher ed units reach agreements
Liston named to retirement board
Don’t let high gas prices tank your vacation plans
New discount directory listings help members save
MTA Retired activist now leads legislative team
A worldwide perspective on public education
U.S. Senate candidate to address MTA Annual Meeting
Human & Civil Rights Awards Dinner set for June 22
Good reasons to belong to MTA/NEA Retired
Gonzalez joins MTA reading team
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