California Educator

September 2013

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contents SEPTEMBER 2013 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 1 4 Dean Ask 7 CTA Online 8 Editor's Note 66 alendar C 68 ame on! G 40 Don't Agonize. Organize... Yourself F E AT U R E S 55 YOUR NEW & IMPROVED MAGAZINE! 4 STEPS TO BE CLUTTER-FREE PAGE 40 LEARN MORE ABOUT COMMON CORE PAGE 50 NEED MONEY FOR A GREAT IDEA? PAGE 18 Try an IFT Grant SEPTEMBER 2013 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 1 MEMBER BENEFITS REPORT PAGE 65 10 COOL ONLINE TOOLS PAGE 22 Fany Lima plays flute in the Sussman Middle School band in Downey (illustration by Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn). Goleta's Groovy Family School No grades, no traditional desk and row classrooms, and parents are expected to go to school, too! Throw in a little tie-dye and you've got a pretty groovy school. 9 See how CTA member Tammy Duggan, author of The Uncluttered Teacher, helps colleagues declutter classrooms in four easy steps. Plus, you can win a declutter makeover. Five Reasons to Bring Back the Arts Funding cuts in recent years have eliminated many arts programs. But the arts are important to a wellrounded education. Our members and their students make the case on why we should bring them back. SEP TEMBER 201 3 Educator 09 Sep 2013 v3.6 int.indd 1 1 9/3/13 2:24 PM

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