Community College Association (CCA) President Lynette Nyaggah released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s community colleges budget proposal, which includes a $246 million (7 percent) increase in Proposition 98 funding. “Governor Newsom has provided a strong community college budget with significant pension cost relief to districts. I am hopeful this means community college districts
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The Camp Fire has been contained. This fire was rated to be the worst wildfire to hit CA in decades. Read more Here is how you can help those affected by the wildfires in CA. Also, if you are an educator and CTA member visit the CTA disaster relief fund website to apply for aid.
Instructors at Modesto Junior College and Columbia College near Sonora will strike Nov. 27 and 28 to protest what faculty calls unfair labor practices by their bosses at the Yosemite Community College District. District administrators have said classes will not be canceled for 25,000 students at both campuses. The classes, labs and online courses presumably
In a historic CA election, Tony Thurmond defeats Marshall Tuck; a candidate backed by special interest charter school billions. Teachers and Educators across the state went and Got Out the Vote in support of Tony in a frenzy of pre-election texting, calling, and canvassing districts. Read more
Tuck’s Allies Resort to Dirty, Trump-Like Politics to Smear Opponent Tony Thurmond BURLINGAME – As the three-week countdown to Election Day intensifies, independent backers of Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) candidate Marshall Tuck are resorting to dirty, Trump-like politics, spreading distortions about his opponent in television ads throughout the state. West Contra Costa Unified School Board Member
John S. McCain, the proud naval aviator who climbed from depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to pinnacles of power as a Republican congressman and senator from Arizona and a two-time contender for the presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Arizona. He was 81. According to a statement from
Less than a month after he won a Supreme Court case to preserve his First Amendment rights as a state worker not to pay union fees, Mark Janus has announced he’s quitting his job for a position with the conservative think tank that helped bankroll his case. Janus will start Aug. 1 with the Illinois
From West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky to Colorado and Arizona, educators took to the streets last spring to rally for adequate K–12 funding, properly equipped classrooms, better wages, and stronger public schools. And in all sorts of other places, they’re winning victories that serve students, create stronger public schools, and strengthen the education profession.
Visit NEA’s Legislative Action Center to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination. If confirmed, Kavanaugh could play the deciding role on Court decisions that include whether it’s constitutional to divert taxpayers’ money to pay for private schools; whether educators have a voice on the job in advocating for themselves and for their students; and whether all Americans, including children