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August/September 2011

August/September 2011 IssueInnovative organizing campaign seeks to help kids and educators

The MTA, the NEA and AFT Massachusetts are engaged in a joint campaign to assist early childhood educators throughout the state. The effort is being conducted by the Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators Union, whose organizers have visited the Little Lambs Christian Learning Center in Brockton, where teacher Hermiline Piverger and Director Jeanne Faria, right, are pictured in a joyful moment with students.

The MECEU campaign — which seeks recognition that early education is the important first rung on the education ladder — goes hand in hand with a bill that will be the subject of a State House hearing on Oct. 4.

Visit the MECEU website for more information.

In This Issue

Expert fields questions about school bullying
MTA fights for pension fairness for future educators
MECEU effort seeks to assist early educators
Findings underscore value of preschool instruction
MTA locals seek to build capacity
LPATs foster members’ activism
Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee conference is set
New ‘home’ greets students in Springfield
New teachers to gather in Marlborough
Farm-school connection produces healthy meals
Reasons to support raising revenues
Higher ed conference to be held in October
Links to 9/11 teaching resources
Ballot initiative seeks to limit bargaining rights
Teachers advise administration on policy
Arlington enters GIC under new MHI rules
Higher education leaders seek new contract offer
Retired educators need to know employment rules
A primer on the COLA
Coverage helps member weather tornado loss
Access program provides amazing savings
A learning opportunity for future teachers
Offset repeal effort gains steam in House
A storybook ending for reading game season

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