California Educator

August 2015

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Labor Day, celebrated on Monday, Sept. 7, is much more than the end of summer. Talk to your students about why we honor working men and women, and the value and dignity of work and its role in American life. The CTA and NEA websites have curriculum resources that offer background and historical information. Find out more: and SEPT. 18–20 Region I Leadership Conference SAN JOSE OCT. 9–11 Region II Leadership Conference RENO, NEVADA OCT. 16–18 CCA Fall Conference SAN JOSE OCT. 23–25 State Council of Education LOS ANGELES JAN. 29–31, 2016 APRIL 8–10, 2016 JUNE 3–5, 2016 NOV. 13–15 GLBT Conference SAN JOSE JAN. 15–17, 2016 Issues Conference LAS VEGAS, NEVADA FEB. 19–21, 2016 CCA Winter Conference MANHATTAN BEACH FEB. 26–28, 2016 Good Teaching Conference South GARDEN GROVE MARCH 4–6, 2016 Equity and Human Rights Conference TORRANCE MARCH 11–13, 2016 Region III Leadership Conference WOODLAND HILLS MARCH 18–20, 2016 Region IV Leadership Conference SAN DIEGO APRIL 15–17, 2016 Good Teaching Conference North SAN JOSE APRIL 15–17, 2016 CCA Spring Conference LOCATION TBD JULY 21–24, 2016 Presidents Conference SAN JOSE JULY 31–AUG. 4, 2016 Summer Institute LOS ANGELES The year ahead In addition, younger readers will enjoy Brave Girl, by Michelle Markel, a 2015-16 California Reads recommendation. The picture book tells the real-life story of Ukrainian immigrant and garment factory worker Clara Lemlich, who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. Honor Workers on Labor Day 2015–2016 Join The Laborhood (, a website and app where you can share stories, learn about challenges that workers face every day, and help make a change for the better. 8

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