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CTA & You Calendar SEPTEMBER 28 Application Deadline Instructional Leadership Corps CTA, the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and the National Board Resource Center (NBRC) have received a collaborative grant to create a corps of educators with expertise in the instructional shifts needed to implement Common Core State Standards in ELA and math, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Those selected for the three-year project will create and lead regional professional development. Each ILC member will receive a stipend of $2,000 for Project Year 1. For more information, email Marlene Fong at To apply, go to OCTOBER 1 Application Deadline NEA Foundation Grants The NEA Foundation awards grants to edu- cators. Student Achievement Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development activities. Applica- tions are reviewed three times a year. Find out more: OCTOBER 3 Event National Manufacturing Day On the third annual MFG Day, manufacturers across the country open their doors to the public so that visitors can learn about the importance of manufacturing and the value of manufacturing careers. Learn more and find resources (including an educator toolkit): OCTOBER 10–12 Conference CCA Fall Conference H o l i d ay I n n C a p i to l P l a za , S ac ra m e nto The Community College Association's fall conference focuses on members' accomplish- ments and membership engagement. Find out more: OCTOBER 17–19 Conference Region II Leadership Conference G ra n d S i e r ra Res o r t , Re n o, N evad a Do you have what it takes to be an as- sociation leader? Learn the ropes or increase your skill set. Find out more: NOVEMBER 1 Opt-Out Deadline Voluntary dues contribution Voluntary annual contributions by members support CTA Foundation's grants/scholarships and CTA's advocacy efforts. New members are automatically enrolled in the default contribution of $10 for the CTA Foundation and $10 for advocacy. Members may change their allocation or opt out. New members have 30 days from the date of enrollment; previously enrolled members have a win- dow from Aug. 1 to Nov. 1. Find out more: NOVEMBER 4 Election General election Make your vote count and help get out the vote. See the voter guide on page 31. Find out more: See our upcoming events at SEPTEMBER 30 Application Deadline ESP Leadership Academy This training is for 20 education support professional members interested in chapter lead- ership roles. Accepted participants will be reimbursed for travel, lodging, meals and fees. Session 1 will be in Burlingame, Nov. 7-9. Session 2 will be at the Issues Conference in Las Vegas, Jan. 16-18. Find out more: Email or call 925-676-2822 NOVEMBER 14–16 Conference GLBT Conference M a r r i ott M i s s i o n Va l l ey, S a n D i eg o CTA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Conference is open to all CTA mem- bers and addresses issues affecting the entire membership, students and the community. Apply for incentive grants by Sept. 30. Find out more: NOVEMBER 17–21 Event American Education Week It's World War I, and 25 percent of the draftees signing up to fight are illiterate; 9 percent are physically unfit. In 1919, 95 years ago, the American Legion and the National Education Association work to seek ways to generate public support for education. The result: increased support for public schools. American Education Week is celebrated annually the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving. Find out more: ANSWERS TO SEPTEMBER QUIZ ON PAGE 62 1 d. 2 d. 3 c. 4 b. 5 a. 6 d. 7 a. 8 b. 9 c. 10 d. 11 a. 60

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