1. Publication Title: M TA TODAY
2. Publication Number: 0898-2481
3. Filing Date: August 13, 2013
4. Issue Frequency: Quarterly
5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 4 Issues
6. Annual Subscription Price: Not Applicable
7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: 20 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108
8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher:
Same as #7
9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Address of Publisher, Editor, and Managing Editor:
Ann Clarke, Publisher, and James P. Sacks, Editor.
(Managing Editor is the same as Editor.)
10. Owner: Massachusetts Teachers Association, 20 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108
11. Known Bondholders: Not Applicable
12. Tax Status: Has Not Changed During Preceding 12 months.
13. Publication Title: M TA TODAY
14. Issue Date for Circulation Data: Spring 2013
15. Extent and Nature of Circulation
Extent and Nature of Circulation Average No. Copies Each Issue No. Copies of Single Issue
During Preceding 12 Months Published Nearest to Filing Date
a. Total Number of Copies (Net Press Run) 74,559 73,140
b. Legitimate Paid 1. Outside County Paid/Requested Mail Subscriptions 73,552 72,124
and/or Requested 2. In-County Paid/ Requested Mail Subscriptions N. A. N. A.
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c. Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation 73,552 72,124
d. Nonrequested 1. Outside County Nonrequested Copies, Including Samples 625 721
Distribution 2. In-County Nonrequested Copies N.A. N.A.
(By Mail and 3. Nonrequested Copies Dist. Through USPS by Other Mail Classes N. A. N. A.
Outside the Mail) 4. Nonrequested Copies Distributed Outside the Mail N. A. N. A.
e. Total Nonrequested Distribution 625 721
f. Total Distribution 74,177 72,845
g. Copies Not Distributed 382 295
h. Total 74,559 73,140
i. Percent Paid 99% 99%
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17. James P. Sacks, Editor
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Note: If you or your association would like to have a retirement workshop at your
school, your local president should call Harold Crowley at 800.392.6175, ext. 8240.
Please be aware that the M TA does not have a record of your service, so members
are advised to bring that information along to meetings.
AUBURN — Louise Gaskins: first and second
Saturdays of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., M TA Central Office, 48 Sword St., Auburn;
508.791.2121, or at home, 978.448.5351.
BOS TON — Harold Crowley: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays (by appointment only),
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M TA, 20 Ashburton Place, Boston;
617.878.8240 or 800.392.6175, ext. 8240.
BRAIN TREE — Mary Hanna: second Saturday
of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA
Metropolitan Office, 100 Grandview Road,
Braintree; 781.380.1410, or at home, 781.545.2069.
CAPE COD — Lawrence Abbruzzi: second Saturday
of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Barnstable
Teachers Association (B TA), 100 West Main
St., Suite #7, Hyannis; 508.775.8625, or at home,
FI TCHBURG — Robert Zbikowski: second Thursday
of each month ( walk in), 4 to 8 p.m., Fitchburg
Teachers Association office, 21 Culley St.,
Fitchburg; 978.790.8864, or at home, 978.297.0123;
HOLYOKE — Ron Lech: third Saturday of each
month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA Western
Office, 55 Bobala Road, Suite 3, Holyoke;
413.535.2415, or at home, 413.566.3039.
LYNNFIELD — Mary Parry: third and fourth
Saturdays of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
M TA Northeast Office, 50 Salem St., Building B,
Lynnfield; 781.246.9779, or at home, 978.372.2031;
PI T TSFIELD — Ward F. Johnson: second
Saturday of each month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
M TA Berkshire Office, 188 East St., Pittsfield;
413.499.0257, or at home, 413.443.1722; e-mail:
RAYNHAM — Edward Nelson: third Saturday
of each month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA
Southeast Office, 90 New State Highway (Rte. 44),
Raynham; 508.822.5371, or at home, 774.239.7823.
HIGHER EDUCATION AT-LARGE — Edward
McCourt, Wellesley; 781.325.2553; e-mail:
email@example.com. (Call or e-mail
The M TA conducts retirement consultations throughout the state to assist
members. Proof of membership must be submitted when requesting retirement
services. This schedule is in effect from September to June, except in the
Boston office, which is staffed during the summer and school vacations.
The MTA is recommending that
locals bargain a DDM process that
includes the following steps:
n District working groups:
District and association leaders should
form a District Evaluation Working
Group that oversees the identification
and/or development of DDMs.
n Assessment survey: This
group should administer an online
survey developed by the MTA and
recommended by the DESE to identify
assessments that are already being
used and that fit DDM requirements.
n DDM cadres: The district
working group should form DDM
cadres made up of teachers and
subject-area leaders. Among other
tasks, the cadres should review and
understand the requirements, analyze
which DDMs are already available,
recommend new ones that meet
the criteria and estimate how much
learning constitutes a year’s worth of
growth on each DDM.
n Create a plan: Based on
recommendations from the cadres,
the working group should provide a
written recommendation to the school
committee and local association to
ratify or negotiate modifications. If an
agreement is not reached, either party
may file a petition for arbitration.
n Professional learning: Prior to
adopting the DDMs, district educators
and evaluators will need professional
development in understanding the
DDMs and how they should be used.
n Pilot, evaluate and revise:
The MTA recommends that the DDM
process be ongoing. Educators should
discuss and analyze what they learned
from the pilot years and make changes,
as needed, to try to make sure the
program is relevant and helpful at
“Work closely with your MTA
field representative to make sure that
whatever DDMs you develop are fair,
effective and helpful,” Toner advised
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