California Educator

January / February 2017

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contents In the Know 8 Calendar 10 News & Notes 13 Good Teaching 14 Quotes & Numbers 15 Digital Buzz Perspectives 16 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Dawn Clifford 18 YOUR VOICE: Frank Navarro Advocacy 39 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Governor 's budget proposal 41 ACCOUNTABILITY: California School Dashboard 41 EDUCATION FUNDING: State is still ranked 46th 42 BARGAINING: Statewide roundup Teaching & Learning 44 SOCIAL JUSTICE: Fighting back against hate 47 SAFETY: Keeping students safe 51 SAFETY: Safe Zone sign to post at school 52 TECH TIPS: Innovative apps for all 53 KINDNESS: "Sacks of Hope" for homeless CTA & You 54 HEALTH: Walking for health in Beverly Hills 55 COMMUNITY: Local grads-turned-educators honored 56 MEMBER BENEFITS: Access to Savings HUNGER ON CAMPUS About a quarter of California children and youth experience food insecurity. The first stories in our "Hungry Students" series look at how colleges and schools are addressing this urgent issue. Hunger in higher education. PAGE 32 Snapshot of educator efforts in K-12 schools. PAGE 35 Harvesting hope in our communities. PAGE 37 3 Feedback 5 President's Message 7 Editor 's Note 24 44 COVER: Fullerton Secondary Teachers Organization member and innovative educator Al Rabanera. THIS PAGE: Left, students in a Manhood Development class in Oakland; right, San Ramon Valley Education Association educator Gary Leveque fights back against hate. T H E 2 0 1 7 I N N O V A T I O N I S S U E RIDING THE WAVE Educators in our second annual roundup of innovators show how ideas and action can make big a difference. We profile a visionary librarian, an activist committed to growing the teaching profession, a tireless human rights advocate, and others. PAGE 20 J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 V O L U M E 2 1 I S S U E 5 8 EDUCATORS RAISE THE BAR FOR STUDENTS & THE PROFESSION RIDING THE WAVE PAGE 20 PAGE 32 HUNGER ON CAMPUS Solutions to rising food insecurity PAGE 44 FIGHTING BACK AGAINST HATE PAGE 13 GENIUS HOUR: A NO-BRAINER PAGE 52 MOST INNOVATIVE APPS NEW EDUCATOR WEEKEND PAGE 10 Don't M iss PAGE PAGE 10 PAGE 10 2 F E A T U R E D E P A R T M E N T S

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