California Educator

October 2011

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OCTOBER 2011 CONTENTS FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE 22 MAKING A DIFFERENCE 22 24 26 Film: 'American Teacher' Q&A: Ninive Calegari Students develop app for school district 28 TAKING A STAND 28 30 31 Tax fairness: America fights back CUEA parlays momentum of hard- won strike into additional wins American Jobs Act benefits schools 10 WHAT EDUCATORS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ADD Nearly one in 10 children has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder. Educators, working with parents, can make a big difference in helping students with ADD succeed in school. 32 ACTION 32 33 34 38 ETC. 38 Profile: Take two ON THE COVER Important legislation you should know about Anti-bullying bills signed into law ESEA reauthorization heats up California Teachers Association October 2011 Volume 16 Issue 2 ADD 18 LESSONS ON 9/11 Ten years after the terrorist attack, teachers like Billy Gene Coffey in Modesto help students understand the events of Sept. 11 and appre- ciate the service of those who risked their lives for others. 9/11 Teaching about a day WHAT EDUCATORS SHOULD KNOW READ MORE » PAGE 10 that changed the world forever » PAGE 18 ESEA Rewrite Reducing Fed's Role in Education » PAGE 34 'American Teacher' Film explores realities of a neglected profession » PAGE 22 Jeanette Davis works with Enrique Estrada on a math problem at Hosler Middle School in Lyn- wood, Los Angeles County. October 2011 / 3

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