California Teacher, September-October 2013

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October 2013
Volume 67, Number 1 
In this issue...

UP FRONT
  • Affordable Care Act: Enroll now for health insurance through Covered California
  • Successful legislative year lands bills on the governor’s desk
  • Dawn of new era for K-12 education funding
  • 2013-14 budget year: Highlights by division of education
  • First Person: AFL-CIO forges new blueprint for labor’s growing alliance with community groups
  • Organizing: Instructors unionize at chiropractic college, El Camino College police officers join AFT
  • Past President Raoul Teilhet dies

FEATURES
  • Research Department analysis remains strong
  • Continuing college students awarded CFT scholarships
 
PRE-K AND K-12

CLASSIFIED
FAQ: What paraprofessionals need to know about the Common Core

COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Pressure grows for secretive accrediting commission to be fair
 
UNIVERSITY
New book makes the case for free public higher education

LOCAL WIRE
  • Local 1078: Ravitch inspires in Berkeley…
  • Locals 1521, 1936, 6192: Activists learning the ropes at AFT political training…
  • Local 1020: Smaller classes matter in Salinas…
  • Local 6525: Pasadena classified are backbone of the college…
 
RANK & FILES

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Protecting our students
For educators, students, families affected by immigration actions
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Classified employee week
May 21-27: Celebrate the work of classified employees
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State of the Union
Read President Josh Pechthalt's annual address
Read more....

NEW ON CFT.ORG

Classified Employee Week: Downloads for May 21-27

English Learners Toolkit: The resources educators need
California Teacher: Read our special reports in the union magazine
SOTU: The State of Our Union as presented by President Pechthalt
New report: Racial equity for Black males in California
Protecting our students: Resources you need to create sanctuary
Fair accreditation: City College of San Francisco accredited again!

  CALENDAR  

Jun
9-11
Executive Council Retreat
Jun
26-29
Union Summer School
Jul 1

Deadline for continuing
college students to
apply for CFT Scholarships