CEHCP qualifies

CEHCP qualifies for ballot! Measure will help CA students

Passing the California Education Health Care Protection Act - Prop. 55 - in November will extend Prop. 30 and prevent severe cuts to education.
AIDS Blankets

Donated blankets create warm community relationships

Teachers and students spent several months making blankets to donate to citizens with HIV/AIDS during Kern County AIDS Compassion Week.
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It's summertime! Keeping kids of all ages engaged in learning

Whether elementary, middle, high school or beyond, it's important to keep our students engaged in educational pursuits during the summer months.
Bilingual and Biliterate

Dual immersion is rewriting the language of success

The increasing popularity of DI programs reflects an understanding that multilingual skills are an asset that can give students a competitive edge.
 

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NEA ATA merger

This year: Golden anniversary of NEA & ATA's historic merger

NEA is making the anniversary a theme at this year's Representative Assembly

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic merger of the National Education Association and the American Teachers Association in 1966. The merger strengthened the encompassing commitment to public education and to students.

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CTA seeks your response in survey on 'alternate discipline'

CTA's Strategic Plan relating to social justice, equity & diversity encourages developing "alternative discipline" practices in school districts statewide

AB 420 - which maintains a teacher's ability to suspend students per Ed Code 48900, while eliminating a district's authority to expel or suspend kids for "disruption and willful defiance" - ends in 2018 unless subsequent legislation is enacted.

CAASPP

ESSA regulations must include the tools for EVERY student to succeed

ESSA takes the place of the failed No Child Left Behind law

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new federal education law, gives us new opportunities to support kids, but it must be implemented in ways that provide all students, regardless of ZIP code, with access to well-resourced public schools.

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Love is love; no act of hate will change that

Tragic shooting in Orlando targets LGBT community

On June 12, during Pride Month, 50 people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community were gunned down in Orlando, FL by a lone terrorist. While we can't make sense of this heinous act, we can provide resources to share with students.

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