Welcome to the website designed especially for K-12 educators within Merced and Mariposa Counties! We act as a body to further the goals established by the participating local chapters, the California Teachers Association (CTA), and the National Education Association (NEA).
You can use CTA's California Reads to promote reading in your schools and communities.
As educators, we know how important reading is to student success. It's not just success at school, though. Researchers often look at literacy as a means to predict how lawful our students will grow up to be.
use this guide to promote California Reads and Read Across America in your schools and communities.
California's educators made news during 2015 in many profound ways. Our Progress in implementing tow major changes to our schools - the Common Core State Standards and the Local Control Funding Formula - made headlines. The California Teachers Association's 57th annual John Swett Awards for Media Excellence seeks to give credit where it's due.
Only CTA Chapter Presidents or Service Center Council chairperson can nominate media work that appreared during 2015. Entry details are provided (see attachment), which also stresses the April 1, 2016 deadline for CTA to receive all entries.
Each year at the NEA Representative assembly each state delegation must reflect the ethnic minority state population stipulated in NEA Bylaw 3-1(g). All state affiliates that do not reach the targeted percentage of ethnic minority delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly, must file a plan with the National Education Association on how they are to meet their goal.
As part of our continuing effort to encourage ethnic minority involvement and participation in Association leadership activities, please download and review the current 3-1(g) Report and Plan on the CTA webpage at: www.cta.org/EMAC.
This report represents many hours of diligent monitoring, meeting and writing time and reflects the commitment of EMAC to assist CTA in pursuing its goalsof ensuring ethnic minority participation at all levels of the Association.
We are pleased to announce that CTA is taking nominations for the annual Member-in-Politics Award Program in Honor of Ted Bass. Member involvement in politics is crucial to our success. Recognizing and rewarding that involvement will only help to ensure continued and increased involvement in the future. This process give you an opportunity to have your member's political activism recognized.
At the state level, one member will be chosen to receive the annual "Member-in-Politics" award. The Awards Committee may give up to five other awards for specific single-issue contributions. Each chapter is encouraged to select one nominee for submission.
If you chapter would like to submit a nominee for consideration, carefully review the guidelines, complete the nomination form and mail the form, with the additional information requested, to CTA Governmental Relations postmarked no later than March 1, 2016.
We are pleased to announce that CTA is taking nominations for the annual Chapter-in-Politics Award Program in Honor of Joyce Fadem. The award is designed to honor CTA chapters for outstanding contributions to their colleagues throughout the state through effective use of the political process. One award each will be given for small, medium and large chapters. Additionally, CTA will give one statewide award to a "Rookie" chapter that has not been politically active prior to the election for which the nomination is submitted.
If your chapter would like to apply for consideration, carefully review the attached guidelines, complete the nomination form (attached) and mail the form, with the additional information requested, to CTA Governmental Relations postmarked no later than March 1, 2016.
The M/MTUC is offering grants to attend the Good Teaching Conference in San Jose, CA on April 15-17, 2016. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, March 4, 2016 and remember to have your chapter president sign the grant application.
The MMTUC has grants available to attend the 2016 Equity and Human Rights Conference in Torrance CA. The conference is scheduled for March 4-6, 2016. Your grant application must be received no later than 5:00 pm on February 5, 2016 and remember to have your chapter president sign your grant application.