ESSA Checklist: Helping inspire students' desire to learn

Making the Every Student Succeeds Act work. NEA's Opportunity Checklist gives you a voice in what your school and students need to succeed.
Charter Schools

Not all charter schools are created equal - especially now

Some charter schools are student-centered and deserve our support. Others are profit-driven and are failing our students and our state.
Backpack Full of Cash

Film explores 'Islands of privilege amid sea of inequity'

The documentary Backpack Full of Cash, directed by Sarah Mondale and narrated by Matt Damon, looks at the privatization of public schools.
Lobby Day 2017

Education advocates converged on the Capitol on Lobby Day

Educators from around the state paid visits to lawmakers on May 17, a day dedicated to getting the message out on the critical issues in education.



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Ukulele teacher Lauren Bowman

It's hard to be in a bad mood with ukulele music around!

Evoking memories of Tiny Tim and his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"

Meet Lawndale High School's Lauren Bowman, the state's only high school ukulele teacher. Her students - as diverse as football players, rockers, rappers and those with special needs - have taken the tiny instrument to heart.

LGBT Pride

Welcoming June and celebrating LGBT Pride Month

CTA's Strategic Plan includes a focus on social justice, equity & diversity

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning+ educators and students face unique challenges in school and society. CTA and other education and human rights organizations are working towards safer working and learning environments for all.

Cal Casualty Contest

Educators: Promise to drive safely and enter to win today!

California Casualty has partnered with CTA since 1951

CTA members who make a promise to drive safely will be eligible to win a new car from California Casualty. The year-long Promise to Drive Focused campaign is dedicated to preventing needless tragedies from inattentive or distracted driving.

Athletic Grant

Athletic Grant applications available now!

Do you need uniforms, equipment or funds to get students to sporting events?

You can apply for one of California Casualty’s Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants for public schools’ athletics programs. Deadline is Jan. 15, 2018. Good luck! Also, check below to learn about exclusive auto & insurance programs with Cal Casualty.

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