California’s Largest Teachers Union Wins Subsidized Child Care Ahead of Reopening

California’s Largest Teachers Union Wins Subsidized Child Care Ahead of Reopening

Los Angeles, CA…The United Teachers of Los Angeles, California’s largest teachers union, raised eyebrows last summer when it released a report detailing its demanded conditions for a safe reopening of schools. This document went far beyond requesting social distancing plans and personal protective equipment to an agenda that included passing Medicare for All at the federal […]

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $6.6 billion package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer. The package was passed by the Legislature with overwhelming, bipartisan support after it was announced earlier this week. Governor Newsom […]

California Lawmakers Pass Budget Bill & Educators Disappointed with Administration’s Move to Relax Red Tier Standard; Safety Remains Concern

California Lawmakers Pass Budget Bill & Educators Disappointed with Administration’s Move to Relax Red Tier Standard; Safety Remains Concern

Sacramento, CA…California Teachers Association President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement on the passage of Assembly Bill 86 by the California Legislature: “CTA’s priority is the safety of our students, their families, educators and school staff. We recognize the efforts of state lawmakers in designating vaccine supply for educators who have been in schools […]

State Accelerates Access to COVID Vaccines for Education Workers

State Accelerates Access to COVID Vaccines for Education Workers

Sacramento, CA…Following last week’s announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom that, beginning March 1, at least 10 percent of vaccine supply would be dedicated to education workers – including teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, child care workers and site-based administrators – the state outlined its plan to execute on the Governor’s commitment. “The education professionals who nurture and […]

Census Bureau Releases New Report on Bachelor’s Degree Attainment

Census Bureau Releases New Report on Bachelor’s Degree Attainment

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced the release of a new report that examines characteristics of the U.S. population with bachelor’s degrees. The report, Bachelor’s Degree Attainment in the United States: 2005 to 2019, is based on statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). Since 2010, the ACS has published estimates based on five years of data […]

Tahoe’s State of the Lake Report Released & Offers Insight Into a Changing Lake 

Tahoe’s State of the Lake Report Released & Offers Insight Into a Changing Lake 

Incline Village, NV…Turning out-of-control shrimp into dog treats, learning the lake physics of safe paddleboarding and maintaining a long-term data set during a pandemic are just some of the activities that have made for a unique year at Lake Tahoe.  Today, the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center released its annual Tahoe: State of the Lake […]

Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Sacramento, CA…The California Teachers Association reinforces its call for much-needed increased funding for schools and communities by eliminating corporate tax credits and adopting tax hikes on California’s wealthiest billionaires and millionaires. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is deepening the impact of racial, health and economic injustices in every corner of the state. CTA calls on lawmakers […]

President Trump at 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

President Trump at 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

West Point, NY…Thank you, General, and hello cadets. On behalf of our entire nation, let me say congratulations to the incredible West Point Class of 2020. Congratulations. Everyone have a good time, enjoy yourselves, because we are here to celebrate your achievements, and great achievements they are. Let us also recognize your remarkable Superintendent, General […]

Educators, Classified Personnel, Parents & Administrators Call for June Solution to the Budget Shortfall to Ensure Schools Safely Open This Fall

Educators, Classified Personnel, Parents & Administrators Call for June Solution to the Budget Shortfall to Ensure Schools Safely Open This Fall

Sacramento, CA…Today, the Education Coalition, comprised of the nine statewide K-12 education associations that work closely to advocate for the six million students in California’s public schools and colleges, urged California’s lawmakers to adopt a funding solution to the COVID-19-related budget crisis in the June budget. The group said that without adequate funding, schools cannot […]

Governor Newsom Announces Agreement Between Teachers, Classified Employees and School System Management to Support Student Instruction During COVID-19 Outbreak

Governor Newsom Announces Agreement Between Teachers, Classified Employees and School System Management to Support Student Instruction During COVID-19 Outbreak

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a major agreement between teachers, classified employees, school boards, superintendents, and principals to work together to provide distance learning to California’s students as a result of school closures due to mitigation efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak. The agreement means more kids will be able to get school resources, such […]

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