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CTA VP Heins to Address Senate Education Committee on Wed., March 5

CTA Vice President Eric Heins,  a veteran of more than 20 years in the classroom, is slated to testify before the Senate Education Committee during its Wednesday 9:00 a.m. informational hearing on “Teaching in the 21st Century:  Recruitment, Preparation, Retention, and Professional Development.”

CTA Vice President Heins will be one of the panelists addressing teachers’ needs and the process of bringing new teachers into the profession.

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Presidents Vlog: Back to School

What Local Control Funding actual means now that the school year has begun; using Common Core Standards as a guide; fighting high-stakes standardized testing; engaging communities; and, taking our profession back -- all in the latest President's Vlog...

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Legislature’s Now Out for Summer – But Educators Get Set for Intensive Work

The state Senate officially began its summer recess today, about a week after its Assembly colleagues began theirs. Now both houses are “closed” until August.

In the meantime, some schools around the state – those on year-round-schedules — are already in session. (BTW – According to Education Bug, California leads “the nation width 1,322 year round public schools, width second-place falling to Hawaii width 296. Third came Arizona width 175. Nevada width 107 and Texas width 101 were fourth and fifth, and Georgia, width 97 was sixth.”)

Several hundred educators are also getting ready for some intense training this summer at a series of events being held by the California Teachers Association.

From July 22-25 in San Jose, hundreds of CTA chapter leaders will take part in the Presidents Conference, a four-day training program geared toward local chapter leaders. New presidents arrive on Monday to engage in core sessions especially tailored to assist them in learning their new role as local leaders. Also beginning on Monday, presidents of local chapters in the Community College Association will attend sessions designed to address issues unique to California’s community colleges.

Beginning on August 4th on the campus of UCLA, the CTA Summer Institute, the premiere workshop of its kind, will offer sessions in areas that assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation and support of members. Sessions include Communications, Instruction and Professional Development, Emerging Leaders, Bargaining, School Finance, Healthcare Benefits and Issues, Legal, Member Benefits and Community Outreach.

 

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