California Educator

March 2017

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contents In the Know 8 Calendar 10 News & Notes 11 Digital Buzz 12 Quotes & Numbers Perspectives 13 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Rita Cameron Wedding 15 YOUR VOICE: Kim Loisel Advocacy 28 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Pledge to support all students 29 ACCOUNTABILITY: Making the LCAP work 31 BARGAINING: Statewide roundup 33 BARGAINING: Sacramento City 's inclusive team Teaching & Learning 34 MEDIA LITERACY: Recognizing FAKE NEWS 39 INSPIRED TEACHING: How unions improve education CTA & You 42 STATE COUNCIL: Unity in support of students 45 HONORED: Music educator Keith Hancock 46 COMMUNITY: Lake Elsinore's Young Writers Academy 47 RETIREMENT: Changes to CalSTRS 49 CONTEST RESULTS: See Me After School winners THE GENDER SPECTRUM Supporting all students on the spectrum — meaning the full range of gender identities and expressions — allows educators and schools to build safe and accepting environments that help all children succeed. PAGE 20 3 Feedback 5 President's Message 7 Editor 's Note 16 49 COVER: Illustration by Patrick Boyer. THIS PAGE: Top left, K-CORPS students practice their tracking skills. Top right, Rhonda Martin, Rosedale Teachers Association, behind the camera ("See Me After School," page 49). F E A T U R E TO THE RESCUE K-CORPS, a unique program at Kelseyville High School in Lake County, teaches search and rescue skills to students. These youth are saving lives. PAGE 16 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 V O L U M E 2 1 I S S U E 6 DEALING WITH IMPLICIT BIAS PAGE 13 EMBRACING THE GENDER SPECTRUM PAGE 20 GRAMMY WINNER CTA MEMBER KEITH HANCOCK PAGE 45 PAGE 16 TO THE RESCUE STUDENTS ARE SAVING LIVES PAGE 34 FAKE NEWS ATTACK STUDENTS LEARN TO SORT FACT FROM FICTION 2 F E A T U R E D E P A R T M E N T S

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