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Founded in 1863, the California Teachers Association has become one of the strongest advocates for educators in the country. CTA includes teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists, and nurses. These educators in the K-12 school system are joined by community college faculty, California State University faculty, and education support professionals to make CTA the most inclusive and most powerful voice of educators in the state.

Temecula Educators, Students, Community Flex Muscles and Strengthen Ties

(Photo above) Temecula Valley Education Association Member Anne O’Donnell-McCann helps supervise elementary students who took part in Saturday’s field games that were part of a daylong athletic event.

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Thousands Rally to Support Los Angeles Teachers

(Photo above) CTA President Dean E. Vogel, a kindergarten teacher, tells more than 15,000 Los Angeles teachers and community members that their 325,000 CTA colleagues stand with them.

Approximately 15,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and supportive parents, community members, and students packed Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles Thursday for a massive rally spotlighting the union’s “School’s LA Students Deserve” campaign and the bargaining stalemate that caused Los Angeles educators to declare negotiations impasse last week.

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San Diego teachers rally to improve student learning

San Diego

Teachers from multiple schools throughout San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) rallied outside several sites Thursday and Friday mornings to generate support for their Fight for 5 campaign to ensure student improvement and success.

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Anaheim Board Rejects “Parent Trigger” Attempt

Anaheim Board Rejects “Parent Trigger” Attempt

An attempt by a "Parent Trigger" group to shut an elementary school in Anaheim and have it re-opened as a charter school was thwarted after it was determined that petitioners failed to meet the required 50 percent parental threshold, petitions failed to include all information required by law, and the school wasn’t eligible to be targeted.

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Five Teachers of the Year and All California Educators to be Honored on Feb. 16

Five California teachers will be honored by Supt. Tom Torlakson and hundreds of others who will be attending the annual Teacher of the Year Gala to be held Monday, Feb. 16, in Sacramento.

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New Study: Growing Numbers at Risk of Money Shortfalls in Retirement

A new study by the Center for American Progress has found that an ever larger number of Americans will likely not have enough money in retirement to maintain their standard of living.

The tome, The Reality of the Retirement Crisis, by Keith Miller, David Madland, and Christian E. Weller, concludes that the two points are abundantly clear:

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CTA State Council Votes Overwhelmingly to Recommend Joan Buchanan in SD 7

(Photo above) Then-Assembly Education Chair Joan Buchanan (at right) discusses key budget and education issues with a team of CTA member advocates at the state Capitol last year.
Representing more than 325,000 educators, the 800-member governing body of the California Teachers Association at its January meeting in Los Angeles overwhelmingly voted to support former Assembly Education Chair Joan Buchanan for State Senate District 7.

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President's State of State Underscores Importance of Free Community Colleges

In his January 20th State of the Union address, President Barack Obama echoed the voices of educators in California and across the nation when he called for free community college educations for all.
CTA and the NEA have long held that no student should be priced out of higher education attendance and students should not be burdened by educational debt.

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Educators Support Bipartisan Plan to Boost Learning Time

Educators support a bipartisan congressional proposal that would ensure greater educational opportunity for all students by reducing federally mandated tests.

The Student Testing Improvement and Accountability Act, the measure by U.S. Representatives Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), would reduce the federal role in testing by more than 50 percent and restore “grade span testing.”

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Nominate a Justice Activist for NEA’s Prestigious New Award

The National Education Association is looking for one exceptional member who has demonstrated the ability to lead, organize, and engage educators, parents and the community on social justice issues that affect our students and schools.

Do you know an outstanding activist who has had a positive impact on students, educators, and the community?

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