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  • Writer's pictureMike Zilles

NTA EBulletin March 12, 2023


NTA Contract Action Team

In this issue:


NTA Contract Campaign Thank you to all of you who stood out for the override campaign in February and March. If you live in Newton, don't forget to vote! If you know someone who lives in Newton, remind them to vote! Our next action steps: Your NTA Negotiations Team will be bargaining with the School Committee this Thursday, March 16, beginning at 4:15. As a show of solidarity with your NTA Negotiations Team, please sign up to "Line the Hall," outside the bargaining room in the Ed Center, beginning at 3:45! We have three dates scheduled to negotiate with the School Committee, with this Thursday being the first. If you can't make it this Thursday, we hope you can make it on another date. We only need 45 minutes of your time!

  • Use our Sign up Genius ntalinethehalls page to sign up. "Line the halls" outside room 111 from 3:45 to 4:30 on one of these three dates:

    • This Thursday, March 16,

    • Tuesday, April 4,

    • or Wednesday April 26.

  • We have 75 slots to fill, plus 4 slots for people who are willing to coordinate the action.

You can also use the bit.ly address, bit.ly/ntalinethehalls, or a QR code to reach the Sign-up Genius page. Please share!



General Membership Meeting

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., for the first of three General Membership Meetings we are holding between now and the end of the school year.

Charles E. Brown Fellowship Applications for 2023-2024 The Charles E. Brown Fellowship is an annual award sponsored by the Newton Teachers Association (NTA). NTA members who receive this award are released from regular duties for one to five days to pursue a particular educational project (without loss of pay). Types of Projects Considered for Funding:

  • Development of professional tools, equipment, and materials

  • Professional study and research

  • Advancement of professional association work and leadership

Criteria for Selection: The review board will consider the project’s future benefits to the students, teachers and professional staff of the City of Newton. The contribution that the project will make to the unified teaching profession will also be considered. Applications: If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, please fill out an application form on line using this link: Charles E. Brown Fellowship Application. Deadline: Completed Applications for Fellowships for the 2023-2024 school year must be received by 4:00 on Friday, March 31, 2023. Announcement of Awards: The winners of the 2023-2024 Charles E. Brown Fellowships will be announced during the first week of May 2023. Completion Dates: All fellowships granted for the 2023-2024 school year must be completed between September 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024.

Selection Committee for Charles E. Brown Fellowships: Members Needed Once we receive the Charles E. Brown Fellowship applications, an NTA selection committee must work to assess the applications and determine the awards. This work entails reviewing the applications on an anonymous basis and meeting in committee to discuss the applications and present any questions. Awards will be made by considering project’s future benefits to the students, teachers and professional staff of the City of Newton, as well as the NTA budget for these awards. If you are interested in serving on the selection committee to determine recipients of the Charles E. Brown Fellowships, please let us know by filling out this form. (Please do not apply to be on the selection committee if you will be seeking a fellowship.)

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