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The race for Superintendent of Public Instruction is critical and your vote is needed to ensure that the BEST candidate is elected on Nov. 4.
Vallejo Helping Hands Project

Vallejo educators donate supplies in "Helping Hands" program

For the sixth year in a row, educators donate pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, erasers & bookmarks to hundreds of Vallejo students.
3D Printers Oakland

3-D printers in schools: A thing of the ... present!

More and more, educators and their students are using computer-designed digital models to create real-world objects. How? 3-D printers!
San Ysidro

TA reached in San Ysidro! Teachers back in the classroom

Teachers are back in the classroom in San Ysidro after they overwhelmingly ratified a tentative agreement with the district early this morning.



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Tom Torlakson & Deepika Srivastava

Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson visits IFT grant recipient

Transforming Our Profession

Thirty-eight unique, educational projects from 31 local associations have been awarded grants of between $4,000 and $20,000 from CTA’s Institute for Teaching for 2014-15. Supt. Torlakson took a first-hand look.

Stop Staples

Yet another attempt at privatization: BOYCOTT Staples!

Authentic Partnerships with Other Unions: Standing Up for What's Right

Stop Staples' no-bid deal between the office-supply chain and the U.S. Postal Service. Support our brothers and sisters of the American Postal Workers Union in protest of the outsourcing and privatization of U.S. Postal Service jobs and services.


Supt. of Public Instruction Torlakson names Teachers of the Year

Supporting the highest standards of quality in student-centered education

“These teachers have made a huge difference in their students’ lives,” said Supt. Tom Torkakson of the teachers named CA Teachers of the Year for 2015. One of the educators has been nominated for National Teacher of the Year.


It's MOVEMBER - Moustache nOVEMBER for men's health!

Effective and authentic involvement with the community

To bring awareness to prostate and testicular cancer, and other men's health issues, this month is designated "Mustache November" - or "Movember" - where men go from clean-shaven to mustachioed. Men: Join in this life-saving campaign.

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