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October/November 2019

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MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS THE BELT OF CHAMPIONS Fresno teachers introduce novel award for outstanding colleagues. PAGE 61 A FIGHTER WINS With CTA support, an edu- cator clears his name after a five-year battle. PAGE 54 LIT FROM WITHIN Members' work to use in your classroom. PAGE 58 THE SWETT LEGACY CTA's founder John Swett set a course for advocacy that continues today. PAGE 64 WHY SOME SCHOOLS EXCEL New report spotlights dis- tricts in Sanger, Chula Vista and more. PAGE 56 ENDING BIASED IQ TESTS California's discriminatory assessments. PAGE 44 $11 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS ...and public services. Get behind the Schools & Communities First ini- tiative. PAGE 35 PEANUT BUTTER, HOLLYWOOD Two new films feature people with disabilities pur- suing their dreams. PAGE 42 COMPARE THE CANDIDATES Use NEA's tool to check presidential candidates on the issues. PAGE 12 educationvotes.nea. org/compare-candidates MARK YOUR CALENDAR Awareness days and events, trainings and gatherings, and more. PAGE 8 calendar GET IN THE KNOW New CTA member? Check out your many perks and benefits. tools-and-resources HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS Get deals galore on food, clothing, travel and enter- tainment with CTA Access to Savings. CTAMember CAR & HOME INSURANCE Members are eligible for substantial savings. WIN A $2,500 GIVEAWAY California Casualty's Aca- demic Award helps you pay for out-of-pocket school supplies. academic-award W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #WeAreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION ABOVE: One of the many student works of art that have won CTA Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Awards, which are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Story on page 51. CTA CONFERENCES Sign up for these high-caliber trainings, conferences at NEW EDUCATOR WEEKEND South: Dec. 6-8, San Diego; North: Feb. 21-23, 2020, Santa Clara #CTANEW LGBTQ+ ISSUES Dec. 13-15, San Francisco #CTALGBTQ ISSUES CONFERENCE Jan. 17-19, 2020, Las Vegas #CTAIssues GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE North: Feb. 7-9, 2020, San Jose; South: March 13-15, Garden Grove #CTAGTC EQUITY & HUMAN RIGHTS Feb. 28-March 1, 2020, Irvine #CTAEHR O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R 2 019 V O L U M E 2 4 I S S U E 2 1 October / November 2019

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