California Educator

March 2014

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What's new at CTA Online Most popular post More top tweets Viral video Favorite comments Christine Riley-Gilbert | F E B 1 8 I never did understand how an employer thinks they can treat their workers like dirt and still expect them to just be thankful for having a job. Linda Ortega | F E B 1 4 My sweetie and I met while doing union work. We are two happy educators that enjoy the same breaks! Can't ask for a better relationship. Nancy Schwalen | F E B 6 I always thought our eldest would be a great teacher. He is wonderful with kids, and when he coaches, he keeps an even temper. His response: "Heck, no, Mom. I've seen how hard you have to work." LA School Report @LASchoolReport | F E B 2 0 Parent says: I'm sick and tired of private companies using parents to advance own agenda. #Vergara Dana Dillon @danad818 | F E B 2 0 Proponents of #Vergara ignore research that shows teaching experience counts. I was a much better teacher after 10+ yrs than I was at 5! Lorena Gonzalez @LorenaSGonzalez | F E B 2 0 They aren't in my district, but I fully support the Alpine teachers! @danad818 CA educators don't earn Social Security, and #CalSTRS benefits only replace 62% of final salary. Hardly generous! #CTATopTweet CTA member wins top honor: English teacher Kimberley Gilles (second from right), San Ramon Valley Education Association, receives the NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and $25,000. Read more on page 52. Use this hashtag in your tweets and we'll select our favorites for each issue of the California Educator. $25 Target gift card for a quote California Casualty, CTA's endorsed auto and home insurance vendor, offers many benefits and attractive rates. Get a free quote today and receive a $25 Target gift card. At the Capitol What happens at the state Capitol can affect every teacher, education support professional, and student in the state. Find out what's going on. 1 2 ESP of the Year Community relations specialist Janet Eberhardt, UESF, was named 2014 Education Support Professional of the Year. Her moo: "We are only as strong as those who walk the walk." 3 John Swett Awards The John Swett Awards program, named for CTA's founder, honors the excellent work of newspaper, radio, television and online journalists in covering education issues. 4 March is Women's History Month Bring this year's theme to life: "Celebrate Women of Character, Courage and Commitment!" See our resources page for more. 5 N O V 2 2 105 likes 79 shares 7 M A R C H 2 0 1 4 Educator 03 Mar 2014 v2.0 int.indd 7 3/6/14 10:51 AM

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