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MTA Campaign School

posted Mar 9, 2017, 12:33 PM by Diana Marcus   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 12:35 PM ]

Campaign School

Have you ever thought about running for office? 
MTA Campaign School can help you succeed

Educators are needed to offer their talents, experience and leadership in important local elective offices, such as on school committees. Educators possess the qualities that voters look for, but many feel that they are not prepared or don’t have the skills necessary to run successfully for office.

MTA Campaign School will provide basic information and tools so that MTA members can make informed decisions about running. Campaign School will teach how to execute a successful campaign — from the first meeting around the kitchen table through getting out the vote on Election Day.

Take the First Step

Introductory sessions will provide you with the basic information and tools needed to make informed decisions about running for office. Sessions will run from 4:30-7 p.m. with a light meal provided.


Monday, March 13Doubletree Leominster99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453
Monday, March 20MTA Lynnfield Office50 Salem St., Bldg. B, Suite 9
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Thursday, March 23MTA Raynham Office756 Orchard Street, 3rd Floor
Raynham, MA 02767

MTA Telephone Town Hall Sept. 3

posted Aug 28, 2015, 7:23 PM by Diana Marcus   [ updated Aug 28, 2015, 7:24 PM ]

MTA President Barbara Madeloni will host a call-in Telephone Town Hall to discuss the revenue campaign with Raise Up Massachusetts which seeks to amend the Massachusetts Constitution and impose an additional income tax on annual earnings over $1 million.  Call in to find out what is proposed and how you can participate.

The Telephone Town Hall will run from 7 to 8 p.m. To participate, the call-in number is 855.756.7520. When prompted, enter access code 29377#.

MTA NBI on Testing and Assessment

posted Apr 14, 2014, 9:50 AM by Diana Marcus   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 9:50 AM ]

MTA New Business Item on Testing and Assessment

(Adopted unanimously by the MTA Board of Directors 3/22/14)

The Board of Directors of the MTA instructs the MTA leadership to call upon the
members of MassPartners for Public Schools (MTA, AFT-MA, Massachusetts
Association of School Superintendents, Massachusetts Association of School
Committees, Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association, Massachusetts
Secondary School Administrators’ Association and the Massachusetts Parent Teacher
Association) and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to form a
commission and/or task force to examine the level of testing and assessment required by
the state. In addition, we request that the BESE and the Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education staff hold regular meetings with representatives of all educational
stakeholders to review and reflect on the development and implementation of any new
state assessments and how they impact students, educators and districts and make course
corrections as needed.

At the district level, we call upon MassPartners, our members, the local association,
the school committee, the district and school administration and parents to take the
time to form district-based committees to review testing and assessment requirements
at the school and district levels. Such committees should seek to determine an accurate
account of the types of testing and assessment being done and the number of hours being
allocated to preparing and administering tests and assessments. Further, they should
identify and continue to use those that support educators in providing quality instruction
and eliminate those that do not.

Finally, the MTA Board calls upon the members of MassPartners and the BESE to
oppose making high-stakes decisions for students, educators, schools and districts based
solely on the results of current or new tests and/or assessments.

Len Zalauskas, MTA Board of Directors, Educational Association of Worcester
Paul Toner, MTA President, Cambridge Education Association

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