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Old 02-03-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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Hey guys,
I was lucky enough to land a position at BU starting next fall, so my wife and I are looking to move to Boston this summer. In the meantime, my wife is starting the process of finding a position at a nearby school district (she's taught in Dallas for 4 years now). We're still trying to get our heads around the move, and are curious if anyone has any advice for the job seeking process. We hear teaching in Boston area public schools is very competitive, so any advice that could increase our odds would be much appreciated.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!

Additional info: wife has won some teaching awards, ESL certified, prefers elementary, all 4 years in Dallas were spent at a charter school for low income families.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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check out SchoolSpring.com. It's where most, if not all, local districts advertise for jobs, There are tons of options in MA.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:26 PM
 
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Kinda sorta maybe. Boston Teachers Union I've head is pretty bad.

But the 128 belt is very competitive. Generally, the following eight areas compete Westwood, Dedham, Lexington, Concord, Wellesley, Milton, Sharon and Belmont. There's probably some others but those are ones off the top of my head right now.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Kinda sorta maybe. Boston Teachers Union I've head is pretty bad.

But the 128 belt is very competitive. Generally, the following eight areas compete Westwood, Dedham, Lexington, Concord, Wellesley, Milton, Sharon and Belmont. There's probably some others but those are ones off the top of my head right now.
Compete in what way? Teachers in Greater Boston look at those communities to teach? These town are the best as far as test scores? Highest paying districts? Most expenditures p/student?

Dedham or Milton and Lexington in the same sentence doesn't make me believe you're talking test scores..

Confused.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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ESL certified is good. There are some charters here, if she's interested in that. Match Education, Boston Collegiate (starts at 4th grade), Brooke Charter Schools come to mind as some to check out. There's also a KIPP Boston and one in Lynn (Lynn would not be good commute-wise). BPS pays well but is hard to break into for sure, especially if your wife is white (they're under a court order to diversify teaching staff). Some charters post jobs on idealist. They probably use schoolspring too.

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofi...cation-boston?
https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofi...chools-boston?
https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofi...chools-boston?
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