California Educator

October 2016

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 V O L U M E 2 1 I S S U E 3 MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS Get Out the Vote 2016 Information about the issues, and CTA's Voter Guide. PAGE 26 Priced Out in California Most homes for sale are out of teachers' reach. How does your county rate? PAGE 11 Sleeping Giant No More UTLA is ready to rumble to protect public schools, students. PAGE 22 Community Schools They can foster improved learning, and stronger families and communities. PAGE 16 Double the Fun A talk with twin expert Nancy Segal. PAGE 14 The Comic Core Comics as lit? Yes, please. PAGE 36 Yes on 55, 58 & 52 Don't go back to slashed edu- cation budgets; give students opportunities to achieve. #Yeson55 #YesonProp58 #Keepthegoodidea #KidsNotProfits New campaign takes aim at privately run charter schools. How to Spot a Teacher? From "large bag" to "holding a disturbingly large travel coffee tumbler." Be Bully-Free October is National Bul- lying Prevention Month. Get tools and resources at #StudentCTA Empower students, inspire change. @StudentCTA Local Control Workshops Learn how to use new LCFF evaluation rubrics to support improvement for all students. PAGE 32 GLBT Issues Conference Discuss issues affecting educators, students and the community. Dec. 9-11. Leading the Profession Educators train one another in CTA's Instructional Leadership Corps. PAGE 44 NCUEA Gathering National Council of Urban Education Associations Fall Conference: "Building equity." Nov. 30-Dec. 3, San Antonio, Texas. You Auto Know Car insurance myths and realities; California Casualty 's special benefits for members. PAGE 48 Loan Forgiveness Check out our Guide to Federal Student Loan For- giveness Programs and video. studentloan New Retirement Plan CTA's exclusively endorsed 403(b) Retire- ment Savings Plan. Save Big Get popular discount program Access — the more you use it, the more you save. PAGE 48 W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #WeAreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION Above, mural from El Verano Elementary, a community school in Sonoma. 1 October 2016

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