Child care support for teachers?

Based on the number of teachers who’ve said they can’t go back to work because of child care issues and listening to the School Committee meetings, I get the impression that one of the issues that will be negotiated as part of the NPS-NTA Memorandum of...

The NTA objects to the school re-opening plan

Although this letter from president of the Newton Teachers Association has been included in a comment below, it deserves its own thread.  It starts this way: I am writing this open letter to vehemently protest the recent approval by the School Committee of an...

Another member of the party?

Thus far, with regard to planning for the re-opening of schools in the fall, I had imagined that the key parties would be the Newton Public School administration, the School Committee, and the Newton Teachers Association. After all, these folks have a long history of...

What should be the expectations for the fall?

In the early days of the Covid-19 shutdown, the School Committee and the Newton Teachers Association signed a Memorandum of Agreement concerning the expectations and responsibilities of the teachers and the City. This was a tumultuous time, and it would not be right...

Jake offers a hint of things to come

Jake Auchincloss’ newsletters remain one of the best ways to learn about the major issues facing the city, particularly when it comes to budgetary matters, and his latest is no exception. In today’s email, he raises a concern that has been invisible in the...
I have 2%. Who will give me 3%?

I have 2%. Who will give me 3%?

I want to start by saying that I am not taking a position on this issue, as I am not involved in the process, but I think it might be helpful to provide a perspective that is prompted by a recent email from a friend. This friend, business savvy and experienced, sent...

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