California Educator

June/July 2022

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CTA Scholarships & Awards Recipients W I N N E R S O F T H E 2021-22 César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Award Program have been announced and can be found on CTA's Scholarships and Awards webpage ( The program recognizes educators and their students who demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles embraced by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. Recipients of other CTA scholarships and awards, and information about the scholarships/awards, are available on the same webpage. Congratulations to all awardees! Student Journalism Jose Castro, KQED, for his feature story on how students have adapted to new technology in the classroom and the challenges that come with learning new skills. Journals, Magazines, Special Publications and Websites Jana Kadah, Bay City News Founda- tion, for her continuous coverage of educational news on salary disputes, a student walk-out supporting Campbell High School Teachers Association members, and reactions to approval of a new contract for a controversial superintendent in the Campbell Union High School District. Rachel Cohen, The New Republic, for her feature story showing educators across the country challenging a nega- tive narrative about schools reopening and how educators negotiated a safe return for students and sta•. Christina Jewett and Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News, for their series investigating the needlepoint bipolar ionization units that were sold to school districts for hundreds of thousands of dollars but were potentially harmful to students and sta•. (Refers to a tech- nology that can be used in heating/ ventilation/air conditioning systems or portable air cleaners to generate posi- tively and negatively charged particles.) Williamena Kwapo and Jiyun Tsai, Oakland North, for their feature story on the importance of library access and investment on school campuses. Williamena Kwapo 53 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 2 2 Rachel Cohen

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