California Educator

February / March 2019

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Work, Work, Work Do you have or know of work by CTA members that can be highlighted on these pages? Let us know! Send details to, with "Lit From Within" in the subject line. We lean toward work that can be used in the classroom. (Member letters, opinion pieces and essays are welcome; send inquiries to Oakland Education Association members PETER CATALFO and SUSAN SUMMERFIELD's kindergarten and first-grade classes at Reach Academy figure prominently in Breath Friends Forever: A Mindfulness Story for Kids by Kids (grades pre-K–2). That's because their students served as study subjects for authors Laurie Grossman, Angelina Manriquez and C H A SM I N MOS E S' fourth-grade class. The book tells the story of how little Leo teaches his friend Nessa a few easy ways to stay calm while dealing with day-to-day stresses. ( ( 59 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 019 Let CVT show you and your chapter members the right path. More Choices and Value-Added Benefits Healthcare can be confusing with all the plans, options and variables. CTA members have different family healthcare situations and need to have choices, as well as plans, that meet their needs. That's what California's Valued Trust is all about. More choices, more options and people to help your Association and its members through the complex journey of healthcare benefits. For more information, visit or call 800-288-9870

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