California Educator

April/May 2021

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CALENDAR April / May 2021 Restore Our Earth T H I S Y E A R , it's Earth Week; the theme is "Restore Our Earth." Educators and students can get involved in three parallel climate action summits on April 20 and 21 ahead of the Biden administration's global leaders' climate summit on Earth Day, April 22. The events, organized by, Education International, Hip Hop Caucus and Earth Uprising, include a global youth climate summit, an environmental and racial justice summit, and an education summit. Earth Day Live, on April 22, brings together activists, educators, researchers, musicians, artists and more. Details, along with classroom resources and lesson plans, are at Elena Mozhvilo/Unsplash APRIL: School Library Month Help make reading a priority in students' lives. Visit the American Association of School Librarians at for ideas and resources. And check out books recommended by CTA's California Reads (page 10). MAY: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month T H E R E C E N T R I S E in high-profile attacks against Asian Americans has thrown the spotlight on the racism and discrimination experienced by a population often overlooked in social justice discussions. CTA condemns these racist, hateful acts of violence and stands in solidarity with the AAPI community. See ways to get involved and take action on page 36. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing racial and ethnic group in the country, consisting of 20 million people with roots in more than 20 countries, and 30 ethnic groups who speak more than 300 languages and dialects. Learn more at; find classroom resources at (search Asian Pacific American Heritage Month) and lesson plans at 8 In the Know

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