California Educator

February/March 2021

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Statue of Chavez and Huerta in Napa. Dolores Huerta Foundation Labor Lessons: Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta U S E C E S A R C H A V E Z D A Y, March 31, and Dolores Huerta Day, April 10, to teach students about California labor and civil rights history and ongoing community activism. CTA educators, among others, recently helped the Dolores Huerta Foundation create curriculum and resources for K-12 students. Find it at Lesson plans and curriculum around Cesar Chavez are available at and, and from the California Department of Education at CTA's Year in Review A M I D S O M E O F the most difficult challenges educators have ever faced, CTA continues to lead the fight for the resources all students need, the schools they deserve, and the safe and healthy teaching and learning conditions our school communities require. Much of this is showcased in CTA's new Annual Report ( From winning accountability and transparency for charter schools, to fighting for racial and social justice, to supporting and championing educators in myriad ways, CTA is unstoppable — thanks to you. March: Arts Education Month R E S E A R C H S H O W S T H A T learning arts subjects alongside math, history, science and English helps boost student success. Students who have an arts education achieve more A grades (in all subjects), have better attendance, are more likely to graduate from high school, and have better critical thinking, collaboration and social-emotional skills than those who don't. Learn more and get ideas for your students at Create CA ( CREATIVITY IS NOT OPTIONAL. ARTS EDUCATION IS A STUDENT RIGHT! CREATE THE VOTE NOVEMBER 3RD CREATECA.ORG Create CA 11 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 0 21

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