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Earn a Micro-Certification

We now offer CTA/NEA micro-certifications, which are short, competency-based courses in a particular area. Subjects include: Support for LGBTQ students; diversity, equity, and culture; and more.

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Learn More About Anti-Racism

Find anti-racist resources and information on topics such as critical race theory and how to counter Islamaphobia.

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Support AAPI Educators and Students

Saying #StopAsianHate isn’t enough: we need to show it in our work toward anti-racism on personal, structural and institutional levels. Share your thoughts on you are working to support AAPI educators and students.

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Explore Educational Equity Tools

The Instructional Leadership Corps is a statewide community of professional educators committed to transforming our profession to advance the cause of educational equity. Check out the group’s tools, webinars and more.

Explore equity tools

Know Your Rights

CTA members have the legal right to a safe and healthy workplace. Get resources to help you understand, preserve and enhance your rights.

Download the Teachers' Rights Guide

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
Drawing of school building and surrounding community
Community Schools: Building the Heart and Hub

Follow Local CTA Chapters on Social Media

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

Follow Local Chapters

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