California Educator

December / January 2017

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Compiled by Mike Myslinski " I am proud California continues to lead the nation by teaching history/social science that is inclusive and recognizes the diversity of our great state and nation. Students will benefit enormously." — State Superintendent of Public Instruction TOM TORL AKSON, in his Nov. 9 news release on the State Board of Education adopting K-8 instructional materials aligned with the state's groundbreaking History–Social Science Framework. See story on page 12. " We're just a few years into this. I think it's profoundly important to support this effort." — Lt. Gov. GAVIN NEWSOM, praising the state's innovative Local Control Funding Formula, which supports low-income students, English learners and foster youths, quoted in a Nov. 7 EdSource article. " Gavin has long supported increased funding for education and is committed to making investing in students a top priority as governor." — CTA President ERIC HEINS, quoted in an Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times story about CTA State Council recommending Gavin Newsom for governor. See CTA candidate recommendations on page 43. " Thank you, CTA! I'm excited & humbled to get to work with California's teachers to ensure every California student gets a great education." — Assembly Member TONY THURMOND, in his Oct. 21 tweet reacting to his recommendation for state superintendent of public instruction by CTA State Council. " I love teaching and I love teaching you." — Huntington Beach science teacher GREGORY GARDINER, at an Oct. 31 student assembly in his honor at Edison High School, after being named one of five 2018 California Teachers of the Year. He was quoted in the Orange County Register, which described his Innovation Lab as a "hands-on STEM teaching and project-based learning space." See the Teachers of the Year story on page 62. 46% Decrease in California student suspensions from 2011-12 to 2016-17, due to educators using more effective discipline, the California Department of Education announced Nov. 1. $190,000 Value of cash grants that the CTA Disaster Relief Fund had provided by mid-November to 109 North Bay educators who lost homes or were otherwise impacted by the catastrophic October wildfires. Many more grants are still being processed. See coverage of CTA's response to the wildfires on page 64. 146 Estimated number of Sonoma County teachers who lost their homes in the October fires, in addition to at least 1,300 students who lost housing, according to the Sonoma County Office of Education. 500 Number of days without a contract reached in November by frustrated educators in two CTA chapters, the San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association and the Oceanside Teachers Association. SMETA reached a tentative agreement Nov. 30. $3.2 billion Additional funding that California public schools and community colleges can look forward to in the 2018-19 school year under Proposition 98 minimum guarantees (a 4.3 percent increase), thanks to a robust state economy, the state Legislative Analyst's Office predicted in a Nov. 15 report. QUOTES & NUMBERS QUOTES & NUMBERS 14 In the Know Q U O T E S & N U M B E R S

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