MTA Today, January, February, March 2012

 MTA Today JanFebMar 2012

Education Stakeholders Ask Court to Bar Stand Petition From Ballot

MTA attorney Sandra Quinn, center, stands with former Teacher of the Year Michael Flynn and Boston parent Geju Brown, both of whom are plaintiffs in a Supreme Judicial Court suit filed to overturn the attorney general’s certification of a complicated ballot initiative that would undermine the state’s new teacher evaluation system.

January/February/March 2012 Issue

In this issue...

Program readies students for 21st-century jobs
Editorial: It's time to fix our skewed tax system
New law may give members chance to leave ORP
Tight budget proposal prioritizes education
Funding sought to help campuses meet needs
Teaching and learning survey to be administered
MTA files suit against Stand petition
Plaintiffs believe initiative would harm education
Anti-bullying event empowers students
Race amity group sets conference and celebration
Attacks on workers’ rights continue to escalate
New teachers learn from colleagues’ experiences
Gathering highlights key issues and diverse cultures
‘Truly great event’ is planned for MTA ESPs
Future teachers to gather at Westfield State
Two MTA members win retirement board seats
Let MTA experts help with retirement planning
Read Across America Day has theme of green
Web links to Black History Month resources
Bills in House and Senate seek repeal of offsets
NEA-appointed group makes recommendations
Winter challenges even the best drivers
VBT offers tours at MTA discounts
Preconvention meetings to be held in April
Two candidates running to become NEA Director
Shows test students’ academic prowess