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May / June 2017

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M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 7 V O L U M E 2 1 I S S U E 8 MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS UNIT Y AND PASSION See a roundup of CTA's statewide Day of Action activities. PAGE 38 #CTADayofAction BACKPACK FULL OF CASH Matt Damon-narrated docu- mentary on how privatization of education hurts students. PAGE 42 #backpackfullofcash SUMMER TRAVEL APPS Send real postcards from your phone, use your phone's cam- era for instant translation, and more. PAGE 45 YOUR DESK: SIT OR STAND? New standing desks offer mobility and flexibility. PAGE 46 PLAN FOR LIFE AFTER SCHOOL Veteran educators should do their homework before con- sidering retirement. PAGE 48 DO YOU HEAR US? NEA's "Social Justice Poets" and students speak out about their hopes for the future. UKULELE GETS RESPECT Watch music teacher Lauren Bowman play with students. THE KIDS GO NUTS Merced fourth-graders lobby state legislators to make the almond the state's official nut. PAGE 13 STAND UP FOR STUDENTS Oakland parent at rally urges charter school accountability. CTA'S NEW MEDIA CAMPAIGN Listen, read and watch, in multiple languages. PAGE 56 SUMMER INSTITUTE Boost leadership skills, meet professional development goals at CTA's premier training workshop, July 30-Aug. 3. #CTASI2017 SOCIAL & RACIAL JUSTICE Help grow the educa- tion justice movement at NEA's conference, June 28-29 in Boston. NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION Teachers can start the journey by attending Jump Start!, June 26-28 in San Diego. CTA members register for free. SAVE ON FITNESS Get in shape with discounts on gym membership, workout gear and home fitness. PAGE 55 RETIREMENT MADE EASY Get peace of mind with CTA's Retirement Savings Plan, a 403(b) just for members. SHOPPING AND TRAVEL Save up to 50 percent on dining, shopping, movies and theme parks, and up to 81 percent on hotels, car rentals, cruises and more. Log in to Access to Savings now. access 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: On CTA's May 1 Statewide Day of Action, Arvin Teachers Association shows its support. For more coverage, see page 38. 1 May / June 2017

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