California Educator

April / May 2018

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month M A Y I S T H E O F F I C I A L month, but remember the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders all year long. Above is a scene from the mural The Great Wall of Los Angeles depicting the gains Asian Americans made in the 1950s by attaining naturalization and land ownership rights, despite harsh immigration quotas. A Korean civilian is sworn in as the first to be granted American citizenship, while a Japanese farmer stands in his newly purchased field. Asians in California in 2015 numbered 6.5 million, with the population of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders at 354,000. See for classroom resources. C T A A N D N E A stood together to send a message to our elected leaders on the April 20 National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools. We say, "No More!" We can no longer tolerate inaction. We demand that they take real action to end gun violence in our schools and to protect our students. Contact your legislators, pledge your support, take action and find resources at See our story on page 45. #WeSayNoMore California Day of the Teacher and CTA Education Support Professionals Day M A Y I S M E R R Y because teachers and ESPs are celebrated by their districts, students and community on May 9 and 22, respectively. The theme of our special poster (see page 71) is " The League of Extraordinary Educators" and shows you for what you truly are: everyday heroes, with incredible superpowers. Add your photo and superpower to the mix at Check out resources on our website at and We Say, "No More!" take Action Against Gun Violence Courtesy Social and Public Art Resource Center 8 In the Know C A L E N D A R

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