California Educator

January / February 2017

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Black History Month F E B R U A R Y I S B L A C K H I S T O R Y M O N T H , which honors the contributions of African Americans to the history, culture and education of the United States. In class, share the stories of Afri- can Americans throughout history and inspire young readers to learn more about their relevance today. Resources and lesson plans are at and black-history-month.htm. #blackhistorymonth California Education Gets the TV Treatment " I N S I D E C A L I F O R N I A E D U C AT I O N " is a new public television series that explores education throughout the state. The 13 half-hour episodes in news- magazine format shed light on chal lenging, critical issues and how the state's evolving education system impacts students and everyone in California. Segments emanate from Redding to Brawley and examine such topics as the teacher shortage and housing crunch in San Francisco, the artistic revival in San Diego schools, and a Sacramento summer school that students actually want to attend. According to executive producers Richard Launey and Larry Miles, the goal of "Inside California Education" is to enhance understanding and appreciation of public education in Cal- ifornia, and, by so doing, foster better educational public policy and improved student learning. The pilot episode won CTA's 2015 John Swett Excellence in Educational Media Award. The series is co-produced by KVIE, a public television station in Sacramento, and NationalEdOnline, a California-based education nonprofit. Check local list- ings for showtimes, or watch online at Scene from "Inside California Education": Students at Wolf Canyon Elementary, where the school district used local control funds for an enhanced arts program. Take the Pledge B U L LY I N G A N D H A R A S S M E N T in schools have taken an upward turn, as our stories beginning on page 44 show. Help make your school a safe and affirming learn- ing environment by taking the pledge at (right), where you'll also find resources and toolkits. Research shows it takes at least six educators to begin to impact school climate, so urge colleagues to join you. The benefits to student suc- cess are social, emotional and academic. See page 51 for a sign you can cut out and post to let students know they 're in a safe zone. #bullyfree See 51 for sign 11 January / February 2017

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