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December 2012

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CALENDAR JANuARY 4 N O M I N ATI O N D EA D LINE JANuARY 11���13 CTA Human Rights Awards GLBT Conference CTA Human Rights Awards are given annually to CTA members, chapters and Service Center Councils to promote programs that advance and protect human and civil rights. Any active CTA member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may submit a nomination. The nomination form is on the website. Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 4, 2013. Awards will be presented March 2 at the CTA Equity and Human Rights Conference. Find out more: Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs FEBRuARY 1���3 FEBRuARY 8 C ONFERENCE C O N F ER ENC E Region III Leadership Conference Manhattan Beach Marriott ���Celebrating 150 Years of Unionism.��� An excellent opportunity to introduce new members to association leadership. Training sessions include leadership development, advocacy, chapter infrastructure, internal and external communications, and fine-tuning your advocacy skills. Si Kahn, labor and community organizer, folksinger, poet, and playwright, will be the guest speaker. Find out more: FEBRuARY 22 A P P L I C ATI O N D E A D LINE Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships Aimed at helping members of ethnic minorities in preparing for teaching-related careers in public education, the fund is supported by voluntary contributions from CTA members and the CTA Foundation for Teaching and Learning. Applicants must be a member of a defined ethnic minority group and an active CTA or Student CTA member, or a dependent child of a CTA member. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Find out more: 44 California Educator December 2012 ��� January 2013 CTA���s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues Advisory Committee (GLBTIAC) conference serves as a forum to discuss a variety of subjects affecting the entire membership and California���s youth. Workshops address the needs of CTA members, students, and the community. Find out more: A PPLIC ATION DEADLINE CTA Scholarships Applications for the 2013 CTA Scholarship program must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 8. The program offers 34 scholarships of up to $5,000 for dependent children of CTA members, including one designated as the Ralph J. Flynn Memorial Scholarship for the highest-scoring applicant; the Del A. Weber Scholarship, one scholarship of up to $5,000 for a dependent child of a CTA member attending continuation high school or an alternative education program; five scholarships of up to $3,000 for CTA members, including members working on an emergency credential; and the L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship, providing three scholarships of up to $5,000 for Student CTA members. Find out more: FEBRuARY 28���MARCH 1 CO NFERENCE CTA/NEA-Retired Conference Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame ���Protecting Your Future.��� You don���t have to be retired to attend. If you are retired or are considering retirement in the next few years, you will benefit from this conference. The workshops cover a wide variety of topics, including attacks on public pensions, federal and California retiree issues legislation, CTA/NEA-Retired member benefits, and health care issues. The keynote speaker is NEA Executive Committee member Paula Monroe. Find out more:

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