Outdoor Learning

Bringing the classroom outdoors for healthy learning

Learning doesn't only happen inside the classroom. Sometimes the best lessons occur when the doors swing open and kids learn "outside the box."
Pia VanMeter

A Work in Progress: A Look at California's New Standards

Teachers for the most part are embracing the new Common Core State Standards - yet many cite implementation as a source of frustration.
Eric Heins at Vergara appeal

EDUCATORS PREVAIL as Appellate Court overturns Vergara

Appellate Court ruled on April 14 to reverse troubling Superior Court decision that wrongly struck down due process protections for CA teachers.
CFA high five

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT! CFA triumphant; averts strike

CFA members celebrate hard-fought victory after tentative agreement between CFA and CSU was announced at 160-reporter teleconference.



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May 4: National Day of Action to Reclaim Our Schools

Use the Resources in the links below for your Day of Action!

We're having a "walk in" on May 4 and YOU are encouraged to attend! Gather with parents, students and community members and "walk in" to school together. The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, CTA and NEA plan to make this a day to remember!

virtual learning

Sign petition: Help CAVA teachers fix their online school

Send a message to CAVA, K12 Inc., and the virtual education industry that teachers, students, and taxpayers demand accountability.

Teachers who work in CA Virtual Academies are concerned that issues at the school – including insufficient resources and poor working conditions – are contributing to high teacher turnover and harming the quality of education that students receive.


Celebrate civil rights efforts of first openly-gay politician for major city

Social justice, equity and diversity

May 22 is Harvey Milk Day. Though this civil rights leader, who fought to end discrimination for LGBT people, was gunned down in his office in San Francisco's City Hall in 1978, his legacy is still lives on today.

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!

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