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Students Win with Historic Victory: Charter Bills Become Law

Landmark AB 1505 and AB 1507 victories were powered by dedication and years of advocacy from CTA members. KidsNotProfits

Educators All-in for Schools and Communities First

The initiative will restore over $11 billion per year to Californias schools, community colleges, health clinics, and other vital local services.

New report finds many of Californias largest charter school chains are significantly under-enrolling students with disabilities.

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From classroom setup and prepping for the first week of school to classroom management and working with parents, these educator-tested tips, tricks, advice and strategies will get you started on the right foot for a new year of learning.

Tell your member of Congress to support the Dream and Promise Act today.

Take action today to support the Dream Act of 2019 (S. 874) and the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and Emergency Act (S. 879). The House passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the ball is in the Senates court.

This is a big deal, and we need your help to get it passed.

The Instructional Leadership Corps: Entrusting Professional Learning in the Hands of the Profession

New report looks at the impact of Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC)

A report by the Learning Policy Institute looks at how the ILC is changing the paradigm for teacher learning.

A new Human Rights Campaign Foundation survey found that LGBTQ students are not receiving adequate support in their school environments.

California Students Historic Win After 27 Years: AB 1505 and AB 1507 Become Law

All California students won today when Governor Gavin Newsom historically signed AB 1505 (ODonnell) into law, bringing much-needed accountabilityMore

Californias Educators Mourn Tragic Death of Two of their Own who were Aboard the Conception

Teachers from Lincoln USD, outside of Stockton, and Fremont USD were among those killed in in the tragic Conception boat fireMore

Educators, Classified Personnel, Parents and Students Believe AB 1505 will Lead to More Equitable Student Learning Environment in Californias Public Schools and Ask for Legislative Support

A battle over California charter schools ends for now with a deal in Sacramento

After months of honest and difficult conversations, we have made significant progress on behalf of our students,More

New Study Reveals Privately-Run Charter Schools Under-Enroll Students with Disabilities, Further Straining School Districts and Neighborhood Public Schools

A new, first-of-its-kind report released today provesMore

Our Words Are Not Enough: Educators Call for Immediate Action to End Americas Gun Violence Epidemic

CTA President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement today calling for immediate action to end the deadly gun violence epidemic that terrorizes our communities and threatens familiesMore

Educators Condemn Administrations Detention and Criminalization of Immigrant Children and Their Families

CTA President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement today calling for an immediate endMore

CTA Denounces Mock Shooting Drill at Raisin City School

Masked Shooter with Fake Gun Terrified Students and StaffMore

Californias Educators Welcome New President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer to Lead the 325,000-Member-Strong Education Association

A new leadership team takes office today as Elk Grove kindergarten teacher E. Toby BoydMore

Governors Charter Task Force Recommendations Echo Need for Accountability & Local Control in Legislation Currently Being Considered by California Lawmakers

The California Charter School Task Force created byMore

RedForEd Day of Action: Thousands of Educators, Parents, Students, Lawmakers, Administrators, College Faculty, Community Groups & Supporters to Converge on State Capitol Urging Lawmakers to Fix Broken Charter School Laws

Gov. Newsoms Revisions to State Budget Proposal Continue to Focus on the Needs of Schools, Colleges and Poorest Working Families

CTA President Eric C. Heins issued a statement commending Gov. Newsoms MayMore

Celebrate Public Education, Great Teaching and Learning: California Day of the Teacher Is May 8

Great Teaching Is Never Forgotten is the theme for the 2019 Day of the Teacher celebration. Amid the local events statewide to honor and thank educators, the California Teachers AssociationMore

Educators, Students, Win Lawsuit Against Secretary DeVos and Department of Education

Federal Court Orders Department to Implement Rules to Protect Millions of Students Who Are Studying in Online ProgramsMore

Legislative Leaders, Joined by Parents, Educators, School Boards and Labor Partners, Announce a Bill Calling for a 5-year Moratorium on New Charter Schools in California

Growing Coalition Joins Legislators in Support of AB 1505, 1506 and 1507More

California Students Historic Win After 27 Years: AB 1505 and AB 1507 Become Law

All California students won today when Governor Gavin Newsom historically signed AB 1505 (ODonnell) into law, bringing much-needed accountabilityMore

Californias Educators Mourn Tragic Death of Two of their Own who were Aboard the Conception

Teachers from Lincoln USD, outside of Stockton, and Fremont USD were among those killed in in the tragic Conception boat fireMore

Educators, Classified Personnel, Parents and Students Believe AB 1505 will Lead to More Equitable Student Learning Environment in Californias Public Schools and Ask for Legislative Support

New Study Reveals Privately-Run Charter Schools Under-Enroll Students with Disabilities, Further Straining School Districts and Neighborhood Public Schools

A new, first-of-its-kind report released today provesMore

As School Bells Ring Across the State Welcoming Students to 2019-20 Academic Year, CTA Ad Campaign Highlights the Commitment of Great Public School Teachers and Educators

My favorite part of teaching really is when I greet students when they come in. I know what great things we have in store in the classroom.More

Our Words Are Not Enough: Educators Call for Immediate Action to End Americas Gun Violence Epidemic

CTA President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement today calling for immediate action to end the deadly gun violence epidemic that terrorizes our communities and threatens familiesMore

Educators Condemn Administrations Detention and Criminalization of Immigrant Children and Their Families

CTA President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement today calling for an immediate endMore

Former Teacher and CTA Field Director Gail Gregorio Named as Interim Executive Director

CTA President E. Toby Boyd announced today that the CTA Board of Directors has named former teacher and union advocate Gail GregorioMore

CTA Recognizes Longtime Educator, Union Advocate Executive Director Joe Nuñez

The California Teachers Association recognizes the accomplishments and legacy of veteran educator and union advocate Joe Nuñez who has been the CTA Executive Director for the last sixMore

CTA Denounces Mock Shooting Drill at Raisin City School

Masked Shooter with Fake Gun Terrified Students and StaffMore

Governor, lawmakers agree on new controls on California charter schools

Districts will get to consider financial impact; charters will maintain a right of appeal.More

Newsom, teachers union and charters strike deal to give districts more power over new schools

A deal among education advocates was reached to give school districts more power to reject charter school applications.More

A battle over California charter schools ends for now with a deal in Sacramento

After months of honest and difficult conversations, we have made significant progress on behalf of our students,More

Elk Grove teacher takes over as California Teachers Associations new president

E. Toby Boyd takes over 325,000-member union in a time of increased labor activism.More

Unchecked, decades-long experiment with charter schools yields unintended consequences

Must-read by Erika Jones, elementary school teacher and CTA Board Member.More

Starvation diet for schools protested by California teachers, officials, students at Capitol

California teachers, students and school district administrators marched in downtown Sacramento and rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.More

Why local control is needed for charter schools

Now is the time for the Legislature to tackle this important issue and restore local control and accountability to the charter school creation processMore

Teachers union delays May 22 strike at Sacramento City Unified

The teachers union at Sacramento City Unified School District on Thursday night said it will delay its second one-day strike, which had been planned for May 22.More

Teachers announce second strike at Sacramento City Unified School District

Sacramento City Teachers announced they are ready to strike if needed on May 22.More

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What the NEA RA is Really Like From a First Time Delegate

First time delegate and CTA member, Renata Sanchez shares her experience at the NEA Representative Assembly 2017.More

11 Reasons Why Boston is the Best Location for the NEA RA

It may be 3,000 miles from California, but Boston is awesome.More

Why and How Not All California Charter Schools Benefit Students

In a revealing and timely package of articles, videos and research, the new edition of the CTA California Educator magazineMore

Governor releases May revision to the state budget

Gov. Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed state budget plan Thursday, May 17. Recognizing higher state revenuesMore

Educators help pass two bills out of committee: AB 1478 to make charters transparent and accountable and AB 699 to prohibit discrimination of immigrant students

Educators met with assembly members and staff this week to advocate a YES on AB 1478, which will ensure charter school governanceMore

Make Public Higher Education Public: Report calls for Free Tuition for California Students in the UC, CSU and Community College Systems

The $48 Fix: Reclaiming Californias Master Plan for Higher Education explains how a tuition-free college education inMore

The recent nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education is a step in a dangerous direction. DeVos is an anti-publicMore

Parents, Educators Walk in Thurs. to Reclaim Schools and Promote Proposition 55

Parents and teachers at Gardner Elementary in Los Angeles were among thousands statewide who demonstrated Thursday morningMore

Educators, Parents, and Community Coalition Urge Voters to Support Proposition 55 to Help Children

CTA President Eric Heins, who is an elementary teacher, other educators, parents and community members used a Los AngelesMore

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