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October 2012

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CALENDAR OCTOBER 5–7 OCTOBER 15 CTA POCKET CALENDAR 2012-13 AVAILABLE FOR IPHONE AND IPAD Subscribe by following these 3 simple steps: 1. Browse to CTA.org/calendar on your iPhone or iPad. 2. Click on the on iPhone icon. 3. Click on 'Subscribe' NEA Foundation grants The NEA Foundation awards grants to educators and educa- tion support professionals three times a year. The deadline for the next review period is Oct. 15. Student Achievement Grants support work that improves academic achieve- ment. Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development activities. The NEA Foundation has awarded more than $7 million in grants over the past decade to educators and ESP members. The NEA website lists dozens of other grants and awards available to teach- ers and students. Find out more: neafoundation.org and www.nea.org/grants/grantsawardsandmore.html NOVEMBER 6 Presidential election The stakes have never been higher for public education in California. Support students, schools and communities by voting Yes on Proposition 30 and No on Proposition 32. Find out more: www.cta.org/campaign2012 JANUARY 4 44 CONFERENCE Region II Leadership Conference Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada The conference enhances the advocacy skills of leaders and members to promote public education. Training sessions include leadership development, and internal and external com- munications. Find out more: www.cta.org/conferences APPLICATION DEADLINE ELECTION NOMINATION DEADLINE CTA Human Rights Awards CTA Human Rights Awards are given annually to CTA members, chapters and Service Center Councils to promote programs that advance and protect human and civil rights. Any active CTA member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may submit a nomination. The nomina- tion form will be available on the CTA website. Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 4, 2013. Awards will be presented March 2 at the CTA Equity and Human Rights Conference. Find out more: www.cta.org/professional-development/awards California Educator October 2012 Check it out!

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