California Educator

February/March 2020

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MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS LET THE MUSIC PLAY Music education — and all arts education — is integral to student success PAGE 32 WELCOME HOME Efrain Tovar uses tech to bridge language divide and support Newcomer stu- dents. PAGE 22 @CaELLChat OAKLAND NURSES WIN Even after last year's strike ended, school nurses con- tinued to organize. PAGE 41 THE RESEARCH IS IN Does doodling boost learn- ing? Do attendance awards work? And answers to other pressing questions. PAGE 52 CLOTHES THAT WORK College prof Emily Lynch Morissette helps students dress for success. PAGE 56 REGISTER TO VOTE! Feb. 18 is the deadline to register to vote in Califor- nia's March 3 primary: Go to You can build your own personalized voter guide at NEW CHARTER SCHOOL LAWS Find out how they work, and how they affect you and district. PAGE 38 See more details at BUSY DAY? CALMING APPS Use your phone to access quality meditation and mindfulness apps that can ease your stress. PAGE 47 YOU & YOUR STUFF Now's the time to record or update what you have at home. PAGE 58 AWARDS, GRANTS Members and their dependents are eligi- ble for a variety of CTA grants and awards. PAGE 9 and a complete list at $2,500 GIVEAWAY Enter to win California Casualty's contest that helps educators buy school supplies and fund field trips. FINANCIAL SERVICES New teacher loans, mort- gage discounts and more at Provident Credit Union. W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #WeAreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION LEADERSHIP TRAINING The Ethnic Minority Early Identification & Develop- ment program helps you explore leadership roles in CTA. Apply by April 24. #CTAEMEID GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE Learn from excellent edu- cators at CTA's gathering in Southern California, March 13-15. PAGE 9 #CTAGTC TAKE YOUR CUE Spring CUE, March 19-21 in Palm Springs, highlights technology-empowered learning. CCA SPRING CONFERENCE The Community College Association focuses on advocacy. PAGE 9 ABOVE: Attendees at CTA's 2020 Issues Conference in January gathered to show support for the #SchoolsAndCommunitiesFirst initiative. Read more about SCF on page 39. 1 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 0 2 0 V O L U M E 2 4 I S S U E 4 February / March 2020

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