California Educator

August / September 2018

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Fall Into Reading L I T E R A C Y S T U D I E S F I N D that chil- dren who are not at least modestly skilled readers by the end of third grade are unlikely to graduate from high school. Get your students reading as soon as possible. CTA's Califor- nia Reads offers teacher-approved quarterly book recommendations for multiple age groups, including adults. On the 2018 list is The Ugly Vegeta- bles by Grace Lin (pre-K , kindergarten), about a young Asian American girl's wish that her garden was like other people's — full of pretty flowers instead of ugly, bumpy veggies. When her garden's bounty makes a tasty soup that neighbors love, she learns that regardless of appearance, everything has beauty and purpose. For more, see #californiareads Discounts Are Back A F T E R A B R I E F hiatus, Access to Savings and Disneyland Resorts are again teaming up to bring CTA members big savings at the "Happiest Place on Earth." Access is offering one of the most exclusive Disney discounts available anywhere. Members will save up to $26 per ticket, depending on how long you want to stay and play. Redeeming the discounts is simple: Just com- plete your order online and show your mobile phone at the gate. You can also print tickets at home and show them at the gate. Over the past year, Access has been working with Disney to create a seamless experience for members. The newly engineered interface fea- tures an intuitive tool to easily browse and purchase tickets. Learn more at at the game The Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Galaxy and San Francisco Giants are among professional sports teams that host Union Nights for fans and union supporters. At the Giants' Union Night on Aug. 27, the S.F. Labor Council is coordi- nating sales of individual and group tickets, which include custom T-shir ts, tailgate par ty, raffle, and locals' names on the videoboard. The Dodgers' and Galaxy 's Union Nights, Aug. 31 and Sept. 29, respectively, are co-presented by Labor 411 and the L.A. Federation of Labor. Attendees also get perks, such as T-shirts and special recognition for groups of 50 or more. The events are a great way to show solidarity, represent your local, and — if you sit in the designated union sections — meet new colleagues. #UnionStrong 10 In the Know N E W S & N O T E S

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