California Educator

October 2015

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O N O C T. 3 , the National Education Asso- ciation recommended former Secre- tary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primary for president of the United States. "Clinton is a strong leader who will do what is best for America's students," said Lily Eskelsen García, NEA president, in making the announcement. "For more than four decades, Clinton has fought to make sure all children have a fair opportunity to succeed regardless of their ZIP code. Clinton will continue to advocate on behalf of students, educators and working families because she understands the road to a stronger U.S. economy starts in America's public schools." Clinton won the recommendation of the NEA Board of Directors with a 75 percent yes vote. "The teachers and educators of the NEA shape our future," said Clinton, after learning of NEA's support. "By opening new horizons for children, they spark new ideas, innovations and industries. Our educators are the front- line fighters building a stronger and more prosperous America — and I know it is not an easy job." The NEA announcement notes that Clinton has a prov- en record as a supporter of public education and working families that goes back decades, including her work at the Children's Defense Fund, as the first lady of Arkansas and first lady of the United States. As a U.S. senator she earned an A grade in NEA's Congressional Report Card. She also earned NEA's highest honor, the Friend of Edu- cation Award, at its 1999 convention. NEA points out that Clinton is a strong advocate for early childhood education, and has a long history of fighting to close the opportunity gaps for America's schoolchildren. She advocated for Title I equity resources and for fully fund- ing the federal portion of special education. She recently proposed a plan to help undergraduates pay tuition at public colleges without needing loans. And she has said she will reduce the role of standardized tests in public education. "As president, I will fight to defend workers' right to organize and unions' right to bargain collectively, and I will ensure that teachers always have a voice and a seat at the table in making decisions that impact their work," Clinton said. "I'm honored to stand with the National Education Association to support teachers and education support professionals and grow our economy." For information about NEA's recommendation pro- cess, and to find out where the 2016 candidates stand on education issues and workers' rights, see NEA Recommends Clinton for President Photo credit: Mike Davidson, Hillary for America/Wikimedia Commons 58 CTA & You WI15-3045 CCTC Approved Reading and Literacy Added Authorization UC San Diego Extension offers the CCTC Approved Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (previously referred to as Reading Certificate) which is a comprehensive program of study that provides students with a solid foundation in the research and methods of reading instruction. The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program is geared towards teachers with the potential to become leaders and mentors in the area of reading. It will provide educators with the right tools to improve student achievement. Program Highlights: • The program provides participants with the skills to develop a research-based program of reading instruction for implementation in their own classrooms or as a resource for other classroom teachers • This certificate is aligned with the requirements and standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). • 100% online To view credential requirements, the program FAQs and to download an application please visit our Reading Instruction at UC San Diego Extension also offers accessible and affordable online programs for K-12 and Postsecondary Educators. • New courses begin every month • Most programs can be completed online within 1 year • Interactive, Research-Based Programs with Practical Classroom Application Programs include: • CCTC-Approved Clear Credential Program • CCTC Approved CLAD Through CTEL Program • College Counseling Specialized Certificate • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Specialized Certificate • Teaching Adult Learners Professional Certificate • Teaching Online Certificate • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Professional Certificate • Professional Development/Salary Point Coursework For more information, please contact Morgan Appel, Director of Education at: (858) 534-9273 or

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