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Table for Two? Veteran BPS teacher Michael Maguire sets the table for change

Every day, teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff do all they can to provide students (and each other) with information and support that will sustain and strengthen them as they prepare for life’s challenges and opportunities. Unfortunately, while districts like Salem (see October/November 2017 issue) are encouraging and involving the students in sustainable and educational nutritional programs, many schools do not provide the sustenance and support that young minds and bodies require.

In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM

Kathy Kelley (1945-2017)

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Kathleen A. Kelley, former President of American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts. She passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the tender age of 72 years young.  Our prayers go out to her family and she will be sorely missed.

EXCLUSIVE Guest Column by Senator Pat Jehlen

Does your school have enough money?

That question, stretched across the Commonwealth, was the focus of an important Supreme Judicial Court decision and legislation in 1993,and it’s likely to be the main issue in education that the legislature and the voters will deal with over the next 18 months.