Annual Meeting

The Annual meeting will be held at the High School on Monday 5/16 at 3:15 PM.  President Donna Lazar will highlight what the STA has accomplished this past year and we will also be electing a new leadership slate for 2016-2017. All e-board members and building reps must attend!  ALL STA members are welcome!  CLICK HERE to view the meeting agenda and the proposed slate.

URGENT: MTA SEI Endorsement and RETELL Advisory

Based on data from last school year, the DESE recently sent a letter by registered mail to core academic teachers (CATs) who were assigned ELLs during their district’s cohort training window, but have NOT yet obtained the SEI Endorsement or enrolled in an SEI Endorsement course.

Since updated information for this school year will not be available until after the spring SEI Endorsement course registration deadline of Jan.15, the DESE will NOT have information for those CATs who were assigned ELLs for the first time during this school year.

Click HERE to read the full MTA SEI Endorsement and RETELL Advisory!

 

NO to PARCC! NO to MCAS 2.0! YES to Moratorium!

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education says its public hearing in Malden on Nov. 16 is about PARCC vs. MCAS.  We say it is our chance to expose the destructive consequences of high-stakes standardized testing.  Come to the hearing if you can; stay tuned for an MTA e-mailed action alert next week if you can’t.  In the meantime, watch and share these videos in which MTA members talk about excessive testing and what it does to students, educators, and learning.