California Educator

December/January 2019

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For our full listings, go to "Don't be afraid to speak up" J A N . 3 0 I S Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties. In 1942, after refusing to go to U.S. incarceration camps for Japanese Americans, Korematsu was arrested and convicted of defying government orders. The Supreme Court ruled against his appeal in 1944, arguing that military necessity justified incarceration. In 1983, key intelligence documents were discovered that showed Japanese Americans had committed no acts of treason to justify mass incarceration, and Korematsu's conviction was overturned. Go to for a Teacher's Guide and Digital Curriculum Toolkit. A Must for New Educators A R E Y O U I N your first three years of teaching? CTA's New Educator Weekend (NEW) is for you. NEW has everything you need to be successful, with ses- sions and electives on such topics as: • Classroom management • Navigating IEPs and special education areas • "What I wish I knew my first years of teaching" • Common Core, state standards, assessments and pedagogy • Student loan forgiveness programs for educators You'll leave inspired, motivated, and with knowledge you can use on Monday morning in your classroom. Sign up for NEW (North) at Marriott Santa Clara, Feb. 21–23. Keynote speaker is Nicholas Ferroni, a high school teacher and social activist who is driving a national dialogue about education reform. Cost for CTA members: $49; nonmembers: $570. Hotel cut-off: Feb. 7. Find the list of workshops, as well as a sample letter to share with your principal about the value of attending NEW, at #CTANEW Gang Awareness and Prevention C A L I F O R N I A R E C O G N I Z E S January 2020 as Gang Awareness and Prevention Month and encourages cities and constituents to observe it with appropriate programs and activities to prevent future gang activity and honor those who lost their lives due to gang violence. See story, page 40. Happy New Year! C T A W I S H E S all educators and their students and families a happy new year, full of joy, and great teaching and learning. 8 In the Know CALENDAR December 2019 / January 2020

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