Not all charter schools are created equal - especially now

Some charter schools are student-centered and deserve our support. Others are profit-driven and are failing our students and our state.
New teachers

Been to the Member Engagement Center lately? Swing on by!

CTA's member engagement center has had a makeover! New and seasoned educators, alike, will find tips and tools and plenty of useful resources.
NEA RA 2017

The NEA Representative Assembly - where policy happens!

More than 1,000 California educators spent June 30-July 5 in Boston, MA attending the NEA RA - the world's largest democratic deliberative assembly.

ESSA Checklist: Helping inspire students' desire to learn

Making the Every Student Succeeds Act work. NEA's Opportunity Checklist gives you a voice in what your school and students need to succeed.



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Pondering retirement? Study the issues and plan for life after school

Is now the time to retire? Do your homework!

Norma Heeter, who serves as president of the San Diego Education Association's chapter of CTA/NEA-Retired, and SDEA retiree Ellie Cole, live busy lives after leaving the classroom. Click below to read about them and how they planned for the big day.

Disaster Relief

Help for educators impacted by Oroville/Butte County 'Wall Fire'

Heartfelt thoughts to the students, educators & families affected by the fires

Educators: If you have suffered a hardship related to damage to a primary residence or school site, CTA is here to help. Grants are available for homes and local schools, including temporary displacement and catastrophic damage grants.

Betsy DeVos

Support borrower protections and the lawsuit to protect them

Sign your name to support the lawsuit against Betsy DeVos

The attorneys general of 18 states & DC filed suit on July 6 against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rescinding federal protections to hold for-profit colleges accountable for cheating students & taxpayers out of billions in federal loans.

Standing Desk

Educators find mobility, flexibility with standing desks

Dixie TA member Babicz teaches at Vallecito Elementary School in San Rafael

Fifth grade teacher Hasia Babicz and her students have standing desks with wheels, which makes it easy for them to move around and form horseshoes, circles and other groupings. Now that she has a standing desk, Babicz says there's no going back.

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