Massachusetts Teachers Association

Boston teachers union will welcome Chaffee

Boston teachers union will welcome Chaffee

National Teacher of the Year to be invited to speak to members

THE MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION may not be interested in hearing from Sydney Chaffee, the Boston charter school educator who was recently named National Teacher of the Year, but the Boston Teachers Union wants her to come address its members. Richard Stutman, the longtime president of the union representing Boston Public Schools teachers, said his leadership(...)

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Charting common ground

National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee is going to need that sabbatical that comes with the honor. The Codman Academy educator, the first Bay State teacher to win the award and the first public charter school teacher to be recognized as the top classroom instructor in the country, has become the unwitting eye of(...)

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Charter battle exposes rift in teachers union

Charter battle exposes rift in teachers union

Factions at odds over spending on ballot campaign, other issues

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE LEADERSHIP OF THE Massachusetts Teachers Association has vowed to fight a ballot initiative to expand charter schools with everything it has, but the issue has exposed strife within the union heading into new leadership elections in May. The MTA Board of Directors over the weekend backed away from a plan put(...)

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