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The Year Ahead REGION I LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OCT. 5–7, 2018 San Jose CCA FALL CONFERENCE OCT. 12–14, 2018 San Jose REGION II LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OCT. 19–21, 2018 Reno, Nevada STATE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION OCT. 26–28, 2018 JAN. 25–2 7, MARCH 29–31, MAY 31–JUNE 2, 2019 Los Angeles GLBT ISSUES CONFERENCE DEC. 7–9, 2018 Palm Springs NEW EDUCATOR WEEKEND SOUTH DEC. 14–16, 2018 San Diego ISSUES CONFERENCE JAN. 18–20, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE NORTH FEB. 1–3, 2019 San Jose ESP LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FEB. 1–3, 2019 Session 1: Burlingame MARCH 29–31, 2019 Session 2: Los Angeles CCA WINTER CONFERENCE FEB. 8–10, 2019 San Diego CTA/NEA-RETIRED ISSUES CONFERENCE FEB. 28–MARCH 1, 2019 San Jose READ ACROSS AMERICA MARCH 1, 2019 EQUITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE MARCH 1–3, 2019 San Jose NEW EDUCATOR WEEKEND NORTH MARCH 8–10, 2019 Burlingame GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE SOUTH MARCH 22–24, 2019 Garden Grove CCA SPRING CONFERENCE APRIL 26–28, 2019 Irvine CALIFORNIA DAY OF THE TEACHER MAY 8, 2019 CTA ESP DAY MAY 21, 2019 PRESIDENTS CONFERENCE JULY 18–21, 2019 San Jose SUMMER INSTITUTE JULY 28–AUG. 1, 2019 Los Angeles CCA FALL CONFERENCE OCT. 12–14 CONFERENCE Marriott San Jose. The Community College Association's fall conference offers a variety of trainings, highlights members' accomplishments, and focuses on membership engagement. NEA FOUNDATION GRANTS OCT. 15 APPLICATION DEADLINE The NEA Foundation awards grants to educators: Student Achievement Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality profes- sional development. Applications are reviewed three times a year. VOLUNTARY DUES CONTRIBUTION NOV. 1 OPT-OUT DEADLINE Voluntary annual contributions by members support CTA Foun- dation's grants/scholarships and CTA's advocacy efforts. New members are automatically enrolled in the default contribution of $10 for the CTA Foundation and $10 for advocacy. Members may change their allocation or opt out. New members have 30 days from the date of enrollment; previously enrolled members have a window from Aug. 1 to Nov. 1. GENERAL ELECTION NOV. 6 ELECTION Never has a midterm election been more important. Get infor- mation on candidates and ballot initiatives, and volunteer to help CTA's campaign. Register to vote by Oct. 22; request a vote-by-mail ballot by Oct. 30. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK NOV. 12–16 EVENT American Education Week is celebrated the week prior to Thanksgiving week and includes special observances to honor parents, education support professionals and substitute teach- ers. INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING GRANTS DEC. 1 APPLICATION PERIOD OPENING CTA's IFT offers educators grants for strength-based projects. Applications accepted from Dec. 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019. See more on page 12. CTA Leadership Conferences REGION I LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OCT. 5–7 San Jose REGION II LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OCT. 19–21 Reno, Nevada Do you have what it takes to be an association leader? Learn the ropes or increase your skill set. 9 A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R 2 018

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