AIDS Blankets

Donated blankets create warm community relationships

Teachers and students spent several months making blankets to donate to citizens with HIV/AIDS during Kern County AIDS Compassion Week.

It's summertime! Keeping kids of all ages engaged in learning

Whether elementary, middle, high school or beyond, it's important to keep our students engaged in educational pursuits during the summer months.
Bilingual and Biliterate

Dual immersion is rewriting the language of success

The increasing popularity of DI programs reflects an understanding that multilingual skills are an asset that can give students a competitive edge.
GLBT Pride Month

Love is love; no act of hate will change that

While we can't make sense of this heinous act against LGBT people in Orlando, we can provide resources to share with students.



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Happy Birthday America! Gearing up for the 4th of July

Honoring the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776

Independence Day 2016 is heading our way. As we gear up for the 4th of July, we can review a collection of websites that offer ideas to incorporate the meaning of this national holiday into our curriculum and into our activities for family fun!


CTA seeks your response in survey on 'alternate discipline'

CTA's Strategic Plan relating to social justice, equity & diversity encourages developing "alternative discipline" practices in school districts statewide

AB 420 - which maintains a teacher's ability to suspend students per Ed Code 48900, while eliminating a district's authority to expel or suspend kids for "disruption and willful defiance" - ends in 2018 unless subsequent legislation is enacted.


ESSA regulations must include the tools for EVERY student to succeed

ESSA takes the place of the failed No Child Left Behind law

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new federal education law, gives us new opportunities to support kids, but it must be implemented in ways that provide all students, regardless of ZIP code, with access to well-resourced public schools.

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.

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