James Franco

Making movies: James Franco leads workshop

Actor James Franco joined his former journalism instructor at Palo Alto High School to create a filmmaking workshop for teens. How cool is that?
Maya Walker

Educator speaks as U.S. Supreme Court hears Friedrichs v. CTA

The detrimental Friedrichs lawsuit that would hurt working families was heard before highest court in the land on January 11.
Eric Heins

CTA President reflects on Friedrichs v. CTA court experience

"A really intense experience," is how CTA President Eric Heins described the U.S. Supreme Court case that could silence workers' voices.
Matthew Smith

Innovation: Cutting-edge high school shows how it's done

Music teacher Matthew Smith is among the educators at "the school of the future" who uses new technologies to help prepare kids for a life of success.



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Join the Nationwide Walk-in for Schools on Feb. 17

Photo: United Teachers of Los Angeles members at a recent Walk-in

Join the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools as they mobilize parents, educators, students, and community members in dozens of cities across the country on February 17 and WALK-IN to support the quality public schools that all our students deserve.

Kevin Wehr

Likely start date set for first state-wide strike at CSU

Left: Kevin Wehr, sociology professor and CFA bargaining team chair

After two years of fruitless negotiations aimed at making faculty and students a top budget priority, the California Faculty Association has called its first statewide strike to begin in mid-April for five days.

School Board Candidates

CTA's Voter Guide helps with the June Primary election

Use link below to find your local school board candidates for upcoming Primary

It's critical to elect local school board members who are friendly to California's public schools, educators and students. CTA's voter guide can help you to elect the best candidates for our kids!

Dirty Water

Lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan - You can help

Flint, MI water tainted with lead; causing harm to children/families

Those wishing to help are asked to send tax-deductible charitable donations to a 501(c)3. Note "Flint" on the check and send to: MEA Classroom Support Fund, Michigan Education Assn., P.O. Box 2573, 1350 E. Kendale Blvd., East Lansing, MI 48823.

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