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Take Action with NEA to Stop Gun Violence

Email your member of Congress to ask what they are going to do to prevent gun violence in our schools and communities.

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Learn More About Community Schools

A community school is a place and a set of partnerships with an integrated focus on academics, health, social services, leadership, and community engagement.

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Community Schools: Building the Heart and Hub
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Community Schools: Building the Heart and Hub

Support Retired Educators in Need of Assistance

Urge a “yes” vote for SB 868.

Contact Governor Gavin Newsom!

Support Probation Fairness for Educators

AB 2573 will give qualified teachers the job security they deserve.

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Follow Local CTA Chapters on Social Media

Show your support for local chapters by following them on social media.

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Download Social Justice Resources

Check out social justice posters and graphics on topics including free public education, human rights and more.

Social Justice Shareables

Sign Up for CTA Updates

Stay informed on the latest CTA news. Just scroll down to the “Stay Informed” section and sign up for member emails.

Stay Informed

Celebrate Education Support Professionals

Education support professionals make up one-third of the entire education workforce, and our schools could not run without them. Learn more about the important work they do for public education.

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Explore the California Reads Selections

CTA’s California Reads program promotes reading year-round with teacher-approved quarterly book recommendations for multiple age groups. Check out the latest picks for 2021!

Download the California Reads List

Stay Well

Making wellness an integral part of our lifestyle — particularly in the face of pandemic-related stress — is an active process. Check out our wellness resources for educators.

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Download a Guide to Racial Justice in Education

NEA’s resource guide on racial justice provides tools for assessment, strategic planning and action.

Racial Justice Resource Guide

Making an Impact Since 1863

We believe our public schools are worth fighting for. That belief has driven the California Teachers Association since 1863.

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Teachers with Alhambra Teachers Association march for social justice.

Billions of dollars secured for public schools statewide over the years, thanks to CTA’s advocacy.

158 years of advocacy for our profession, our students and our public schools.

In 1866, CTA’s first legislative win establishes free public schools in California.

In 1867, CTA secures public funding for schools that educated students of color.

State Capitol in Sacramento