California Educator

October / November 2018

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CTA SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS OCT. 1 A P P L I CAT I O N P E R I O D O P E N I N G CTA offers educational scholarships, grants and awards to members and their dependents throughout the academic year. These include Cesar Chavez Memorial Education Awards, the LGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant & Scholar- ship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa (deadline Dec. 14), CTA Scholarships, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memo- rial Scholarship. Deadlines vary. VOLUNTARY DUES CONTRIBUTION NOV. 1 O PT- O U T D E A D L I N E Voluntary annual contributions by members support CTA Foundation'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 enroll- ment; previously enrolled members have a window from Aug. 1 to Nov. 1. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK NOV. 12–16 E V E N T American Education Week is celebrated the week prior to Thanksgiving week and includes special observances to honor parents, education support professionals and sub- stitute teachers. INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING GRANTS DEC. 1 A P P L I CAT I O N P E R I O D O P E N I N G CTA's IFT offers educators grants for strength-based proj- ects. Applications accepted from Dec. 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019. See more on page 12. 2018 NEW EDUCATOR WEEKEND SOUTH DEC. 14-16 C O N F E R E N C E New Educator Weekend (NEW) in San Diego is for edu- cators in their first three years in the profession. NEW has everything that you need to be successful in your first years of teaching, with sessions focused on, for example, classroom management; special education; Common Core, state standards, assessments and pedagogy; and more. Vote on Nov. 6, 2018 Plan now to ensure your vote in the general election is counted and your voice heard. Go to for voter information and for crucial dates and links. And see page 39 for information about CTA's recommended candidates and positions on state initiatives. Voter registration: Can be done online or if by mail postmarked by Oct. 22; you can "conditionally " register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline. Vote by mail: Applications must arrive by Oct. 30. Ballots must be delivered by close of polls on Nov. 6 or postmarked on or before Nov. 6 and received by your county elections office no later than Nov. 9. GLBT ISSUES CONFERENCE DEC. 7–9 C O N F E R E N C E Register now for the 10th annual CTA conference addressing GLBT issues, in Palm Springs. The weekend event involves educators, students and community and is a venue to discuss subjects affecting the entire membership and California's youth. 9 O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R 2 018

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