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December 2014

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CALENDAR JANUARY 6 Nomination Deadline CTA Human Rights Awards These awards promote the develop- ment of programs for the advancement and protection of human and civil rights within CTA. Any active CTA member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may nominate a member, chap- ter or Service Center Council. Find out more: JANUARY 9 Entry Deadline César E. Chávez Awards The César E. Chávez Memorial Edu- cation Awards provide recognition for students who submit visual arts proj- ects or written essays (no biographies) that show understanding of César Chávez's vision and guiding princi- ples. Winners will receive recognition and up to $550 for both students and sponsoring CTA members. Submitters of a group entry (up to three students) will share the prize. Find out more: JANUARY 16–18 Conference Issues Conference Rio All-Suite Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada "Embracing Challenges and Shaping Our Future." This conference offers urban, rural and ESP educators an opportunity to learn and network about issues such as Common Core imple- mentation, the Local Control Funding Formula, health care and retirement. Find out more: JANUARY 30 Filing Deadline Candidacy for NEA state delegate Candidates for state delegate to the Representative Assembly at the 2015 NEA convention in Orlando, Florida, must submit a declaration of candida- cy. See pages 56-57. Find out more: FEBRUARY 1 Application Deadline NEA Foundation grants The NEA Foundation awards grants to educators. Student Achievement Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development activities. Applications are reviewed three times a year. Find out more: FEBRUARY 6 Application Deadline CTA Scholarships The 2015 CTA Scholarship Program of- fers up to 34 scholarships of $5,000 for dependent children of CTA members, plus one $5,000 scholarship for a de- pendent child attending a continuation high school or alternative education program. There are up to five schol- arships of $3,000 for CTA members completing college coursework, and up to three scholarships of $5,000 for Stu- dent CTA members. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 6. Find out more: FEBRUARY 6–8 Conference Good Teaching Conference North Fairmont Hotel, San Jose The Good Teaching Conferences support excellent teaching and learn- ing practices for K-12 teachers. They offer a variety of workshops in curric- ulum content areas, provide opportu- nities for professional development, and allow time to network with col- leagues and experts. Find out more: FEBRUARY 20 Application Deadline Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships Aimed at helping members of ethnic minorities in preparing for teaching-re- lated careers in public education, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Schol- arship Fund is supported by voluntary contributions from CTA members and the CTA Foundation for Teaching and Learning. An applicant must be an ac- tive CTA or Student CTA member, or a dependent child of a CTA member. Find out more: FEBRUARY 20–22 Conference CCA Winter Conference Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego The Community College Association's winter conference is dedicated to enhancing bargaining skills and coordi- nating bargaining strategies with other locals throughout the state. Bargaining teams are encouraged to attend. Find out more: California Educator Volume 19, Issue 5, December 2014/January 2015 California Educator (ISSN 1091-6148) is published monthly except January, June and July by: California Teachers Association, 1705 Murchison Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010- 4583. Periodicals Postage Paid at Burlingame, CA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to California Educator, P.O. Box 4178, Burlin- game, CA 94011-4178. K D A T M O T U X X Y D N W Y O V U J N O H T A R A M K E Q F L A N G U A G E W L Y N M J S X Y L C Q R E N E P O I U O S P W D U N T E S I M O R P B E H I I Y N A I R G K I D Q H R E T T U L C E D H D O T O T T M R L N R I U L T D K M N Q S O O F E H N M A C N G O S L E V S X T V R G A F I N D D W D V E L K B A A D F Z S R G C K X A I O I E R A O C R U O P L E S S N S L D T G Z Z U M L H C Q V J J E S E C L Z T S R C G Z Z H O P P E Y S U G V T Extra credit solution (page 60) CTA & You 58

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