NEA President-Elect visits CA in Back to School tour

Lily Eskelsen García toured CA where her focus was Great Public Schools for All, toxic testing, teacher-led change & the student loan crisis.

5-20 percent of school-aged kids are dyslexic: How you can help

Learn how to spot the signs, read about the Myths and Facts, and get tips on how to teach and support students with Dyslexia.
Classroom Makeover

Classroom makeovers: Create a unique & fun learning space

See how fellow educators jazzed things up, taking their classrooms from bland to BAM! Check the August Educator magazine for tips and tricks.
CCSS Parents

Common Core State Standards: Talking to Parents

The latest California Educator magazine focused on the Common Core State Standards, including how to talk with parents on the matter.



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Tom Torlakson

Degrees, Not Debt program designed to reduce student debt

Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson touts Degrees, Not Debt program

NEA, CTA, the Community College Association, the California Faculty Association, and Student CTA are working together on the “Degrees, Not Debt” program to help increase student aid and reduce student debt.

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Limited-time Opportunity for Newly Hired CTA Members

August 2014

Get Disability Insurance and up to $200,000 of Life Insurance if you apply within 120 days of starting work. Act now to get the protection you deserve from the only CTA-endorsed provider of Disability and Life Insurance – Standard Insurance Company.

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Civil Rights and Union Organizer Fred Ross Sr. Selected for California Hall of Fame

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Legendary community and labor organizer Fred Ross Sr. will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame on October 1. Ross helped build the labor movement and was a pioneer in opening doors to women and people of color.

Carrie Coss

San Dimas teacher used Common Core to inspire 7th-graders

Reflections from the school year

After finishing the novel, The Outsiders, Carrie Coss told her students they could come to school dressed as "Greasers" - and 200 did! Using Common Core to invigorate her teaching, it was the biggest spirit day at Lone Hill Middle School.

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