California Educator

June/July 2021

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Cover illustration by Bob Venables. This page, clockwise from top left: Coalition of Educators for Change's Victoria Albaracin and Paola Zamudio; San Benito High science and math teacher Isabel Garcia; childhood photo of CTA member Mary Levi (lower right) with her unsung hero, her grandfather Fred Kabotie (center), along with her brother, her grandmother, and Dr. Harold Colton. 26 The union renaissance Educators organize to build back better as the labor movement is reborn across the country 21 Silver Linings How the pandemic made educators better, stronger, kinder 16 My unsung hero Lesser-known historical figures who inspire educators and changed America 2 In the Know 8 Calendar 10 News & Notes 12 Quotes & Numbers Spotlight 13 VACCINE: Naomi Bardach on shots for youths ages 12-15 14 TRAVEL: Members' summer plans Advocacy 33 BUDGET: May surprise has big dollars for education 34 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Ethnic studies, parity for ESPs 35 BARGAINING: Statewide roundup Teaching & Learning 37 OUTDOOR CLASSROOM: Science teacher 's dream come true 40 WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES: New course is on the map 42 UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: Who do you call on? 44 TECH TIPS: Lesser-known online teaching tools CTA & You 46 WHEEL LUCKY: Teacher wins a house on Wheel of Fortune 47 MOVIE: Retired teacher makes a swashbuckling adventure 48 HONORED: Presidential awards for excellence in STEM teaching 50 ENGAGEMENT: True-crime podcast inspires students 52 LIT FROM WITHIN: Works by our members D E P A R T M E N T S June / July 2021 C O N T E N T S

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