California Educator

May 2014

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CTA & You Calendar NEA Representative Assembly JULY 1–6 Colorado Convention Center, Denver With 8,000 delegates (including more than 1,000 from California), the RA is the world's largest democratic deliberative body. CTA members will help set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. Find out more: JUNE 1 Application Deadline NEA Foundation Grants The NEA Foundation awards grants to edu- cators: Student Achievement Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development activities. Applica- tions are reviewed three times a year. Find out more: JUNE 3 Election Statewide Primary Election Make your vote count and help get out the vote. See CTA's recommendations for candi- dates and ballot initiatives. May 27 is the last day to request a Vote-By-Mail ballot. Find out more: JUNE 16 Delivery Request Deadline CalSTRS Retirement Progress Report going paperless CalSTRS is changing how it delivers the annu- al Retirement Progress Report to its members. If you have been receiving the report by mail, it will be delivered online on beginning this fall. If you wish to contin- ue receiving it by mail, you must request mail delivery by June 16. Find out more: JULY 17-20 Conference Presidents Conference Fa i r m o nt H ote l , S a n Jos e This training is geared for local chapter leaders. New presidents and Community College Association chapter presidents begin on Thursday with specially tailored training; others join them Friday for electives and workshops to enhance leadership skills. Find out more: JULY 21 Entry Deadline Photo and Cartoon Caption Contests The Educator is running two contests for CTA members as we head into the summer break. Take a photo of yourself holding a copy of the Educator at an interesting or fun location. Send us the photo and a brief description of what we're seeing. Prizes are three $50 gift cards for school supplies. Send us a caption for the cartoon shown on page 60. The prize is a $150 gift card for school supplies. Email your entry with your name, local chapter, email address and phone number to AUGUST 3-7 Conference Summer Institute U C L A C o n fe re n c e C e nte r, Los A n g e l es Training for chapter leaders includes sessions in Instruction and Professional Development (focusing on Common Core), Communi- cations, Emerging Leaders, Bargaining, School Finance, Health and Welfare Issues, Legal, and Member Benefits. Find out more: See our upcoming events at JULY 1–6 A R E Y O U T R A V E L I N G or volunteering this summer? We thought so, because educators are everywhere. We thought it might be fun to take your Educator along. Yes, we mean your CTA magazine. Take a photo of yourself, with your magazine, between now and July 21. You may win school supplies! Yes, we're offering prizes! Three $50 gift cards for school supplies. So… 1) Take a selfie with you and your favorite Educator magazine at an inter- esting or fun location. 2) Email your selfie and a brief de- scription of what we're seeing, with your name, local chapter and current email address, to This is Casey Menzel holding the Educator at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. (The site is the former Montgomery Elementary School, one of the schools named in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court desegregation decision.) Entries will be accepted through July 21, 2014. All entries submitted will be reviewed. Committee members will consider creativity, location, distance, celebrity sightings, etc. Have fun on your summer travels. PHOTO CONTEST EDUCATORS ARE EVERYWHERE! So, bring us along this summer, send a selfi e, and win school supplies! 58 M AY 2 0 1 4 Educator 05 May 2014 v1.6 int.indd 58 5/16/14 3:22 PM

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