The MTA held its Annual Meeting on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. MURTA filled its five delegate allowance and was represented by Ann Raposa, Doug Johnson, Dan MacIsaac, Emma Hensler, and Kate Reardon. The event culminated with an enthusiastic Rally for Public Education on the Boston Common.
The Mendon-Upton Regional Teachers Association will hold the 7th Annual MURTA Run For Their Future 5k on Sunday, April 9, starting and finishing at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton, Massachusetts. Proceeds from the race will go to a scholarship fund for graduating seniors.
Event details and schedule
Check in will begin at 8:30am, and the 5k race will begin at 10am.
There also will be a Kids’ Fun Run starting at 9:00 on the soccer/football field for those interested. Entry fee for the Fun Run will be a donation of any size to the Mendon-Upton Teachers Association, accepted on the day of the race. To participate, please arrive at 8:45 on the field.
The 5K course loops through side streets and neighborhoods, with a few gently sloping hills.
There will be awards for top male and female overall finishers, as well as top male and female finishers in several age categories.
When registering you must accept the terms of both the Active.com waiver, and also either the USATF Adult waiver form (if you are 18 and older) or the USATF Minor waiver form (if you or the person you are registering is under 18).
There will be on site race day registration for $25.00 from 8:30 am to 9:45 am (online registration is preferred and saves you $5.00).
The thousands of MTA members and other friends of public education who made calls, sent letters and generally raised their voices to object to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos remind us that the American people value – cherish – our public schools. We forced a tie-breaking vote on her confirmation, the first time that has happened in history. Let’s speak out, build our coalitions and claim the schools our communities deserve.
Whose Schools? Our Schools: Protect Public Education
The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education is a smack in the face to the people of this country, who sent millions of messages to senators calling for her nomination to be rejected. While we lost this fight, we continue to win the hearts and minds of the people – who are committed to public education. Our struggle continues and we will be organizing for the battles ahead.
We struggle on!
Yesterday we celebrated the life of colleague and technology educator, Liz Wernig, who died of cancer on Christmas Day. Her obituary can be found here. Liz was a wonderful colleague and friend. We are inspired by the following words Liz wrote in a letter to friends and family before she died:
I had my dream job. I am not lying when I say that every day for 16 years as I would unlock the door to my classroom lab, I would thank God that I was there doing what I love. I was so grateful to be working with kids in a wonderful school system with many caring colleagues and awesome students. It was my joy! – Liz Wernig