Day of Action

National Day of Action to Reclaim Our Schools a Success!

On May 4, parents, students and community members "walked in" to school together. The AROS, CTA and NEA worked to make this a day to remember!
May is Labor History Month

In honor of workers then & now: May is Labor History Month

Child labor was not uncommon in years past. Thanks to the labor movement children - and adults - are protected from grievous workplace practices.
Outdoor Learning

Bringing the classroom outdoors for healthy learning

Learning doesn't only happen inside the classroom. Sometimes the best lessons occur when the doors swing open and kids learn "outside the box."
Pia VanMeter

A Work in Progress: A Look at California's New Standards

Teachers for the most part are embracing the new Common Core State Standards - yet many cite implementation as a source of frustration.



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Celebrate civil rights efforts of first openly-gay politician for major city

Social justice, equity and diversity

May 22 is Harvey Milk Day. Though this civil rights leader, who fought to end discrimination for LGBT people, was gunned down in his office in San Francisco's City Hall in 1978, his legacy is still lives on today.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Honor Educators Nationwide During Teacher Appreciation Week

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, 2016

This is the week! Spread the word about extraordinary teachers and the outstanding work they do each day by celebrating educators during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6.

virtual learning

Sign petition: Help CAVA teachers fix their online school

Send a message to CAVA, K12 Inc., and the virtual education industry that teachers, students, and taxpayers demand accountability.

Teachers who work in CA Virtual Academies are concerned that issues at the school – including insufficient resources and poor working conditions – are contributing to high teacher turnover and harming the quality of education that students receive.

School Board Candidates

CTA's Voter Guide helps with the June Primary election

Use link below to find your local school board candidates for upcoming Primary

It's critical to elect local school board members who are friendly to California's public schools, educators and students. CTA's voter guide can help you to elect the best candidates for our kids!

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