Monday, September 8, 2014

Kindergarten Measure, AB 1444 - CTA Legislative Alert - Immediate Action Needed!


Re: Mandatory Kindergarten Measure, AB 1444

TAKE ACTION: Call or fax Gov. Jerry Brown and urge him to sign AB 1444 (Buchanan/Weber) that would require completion of kindergarten as a prerequisite to first grade enrollment.

Call the governor's office at 916-445-2841. Press 1 for English; press 4 to speak with a representative of the governor. Only calls made between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. will be answered. There is no message-recording device for leaving messages prior to 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. Support letters or brief notes should contain the bill number, your name and address. Fax letters and notes to the governor at 916-558-3160.

Key message: CTA believes in providing students with a quality education beginning the very moment they get to our schools. Mandatory kindergarten before first grade will help build the critical skills for student success.

CTA sponsored AB 1444 because kindergarten provides students with that much-needed, early learning that prepares them to succeed throughout their academic careers. Studies show students from lower socio-economic circumstances do better when they attend kindergarten.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Your OEA Reps in Denver June 30 - July 6 2014

National Education Association Representative Assembly

June 30-July 6 2014

Atlanta, Georgia

Running for national offices, leading on key issues, speaking for Oakland: Your OEA Reps in Denver

Proud to be part of the largest democratically elected deliberative body in the world!

Back Row: Steve Miyamoto, Jim Mordecai, Keith Brown, Kei Swensen, Linda Grayson, Janet Lau, Anne Arbogast, Rodney Brown, Bill Balderston, Tania Kappner

Front Row: Mark Airgood, Jawwei Wang, Mary Prophet, Manny Lopez,Trish Gorham, Betty Olson-Jones

State Increases STRS Employee Contribution

State Increases STRS Employee Contribution

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