California Educator

October 2013

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contents OCTOBER 2013 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 2 Ask Dean CTA Online 8 Editor's Note 9 Letters 66 Calendar 68 Game on! 4 7 28 Preparing students for a dying industry How to help others in their time of need is what CTA members teach students in Cypress College's Mortuary Science Department. F E AT U R E S 54 STAR TESTING SHELVED PAGE 38 P L US Get started on Pinterest CHANGING THE CONCUSSION DISCUSSION When a hit truly means lights out in easy steps PAGE 18 ADVICE FOR, AND FROM, SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS PAGE 50 MEET FUTURE MORTICIANS PAGE 11 PAGE 28 OCTOBER 2013 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 2 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH School nurse Frank Rodriguez in Anaheim says ill-fitting football helmets contribute to concussions. Making voices heard: CTA's Sesquicentennial We're celebrating CTA's 150 years of advocacy for our profession, our students and our public schools this year. Read about our dramatic history. 11 Changing the Concussion Discussion Repeat concussions are now linked to long-term brain damage. Concussion rates skyrocketed in the last decade, especially in girls' sports. CTA members like Kim Sutton (above) are promoting new policies and procedures to protect students, making the "winning at all costs" concept second to athletes' health. OCTOBER 201 3 Educator 10 Oct 2013 v2.1 int.indd 1 1 10/7/13 9:38 PM

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