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

CFT 2017 safe havens 196x123

Protecting our students
For educators, students, families affected by immigration actions
Read more....

CFT 2017 RT scholarships 196x123

Continuing college students
Applications for Teilhet scholarships due July 1
Read more....

CFT 2017 ELL 196x123

New era for ELLs
Topnotch toolkit from our English Language Learners Committee
Read more....

NEW ON CFT.ORG

Classified Insider: Driver builds membership one stop at a time
Legislative Update: Find the latest news here
English Learners Toolkit: The resources educators need
California Teacher: Read our special reports in the union magazine
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!

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