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Don’t forget to reinstate your Disability Insurance after leave of absence

A lot of CTA members assume that their voluntary Disability Insurance coverage from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) will be automatically reinstated when they return to work from an extended leave of absence. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. Because your Disability Insurance is a voluntary benefit sponsored by CTA, your district may not …

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Education miracles that aren’t

In seeking reform models, L.A. Unified should be cautious about untested solutions. February 6, 2013 Beware of education miracles. Too often, there’s less there than meets the eye. Remember the extraordinary gains in test scores and lowered dropout rates in Houston schools more than a decade ago? They became the model for the federal No …

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Governor’s Special Session Aims to Take on Federal-State Healthcare Issues

Legislators have been convening in both the regular session and in a special session. Gov. Jerry Brown called the special session to pave the way for enrollment in Covered California, the first-in-the-nation health benefits exchange created to implement the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). Covered California is authorized to organize the private insurance market …

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How Teachers Can Stop the Organized Attack on Teaching

Teachers often feel powerless in the face of the assaults against their profession. Often they are directed to do things that they know are educational malpractice, and they have no choice but to comply. The best way to resist is through collective action, like the testing boycott of the Seattle teachers. One person standing alone …

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Rep Council Meeting Minutes 2/5/13

Rep Council Meeting Minutes Blondies Bar and Grill 2/5/13 – 3:30-5:15   Members present – Katherine Epstein, Bob Blaine, Joy Holleran, Tom Buck, Miranda Merino, Cathy Valdez, Sylvia!, Tricia Cowen, Sylvia Shephard, Aja Cook, Kathleen Steiert, Carolyn Thomas, Alyson Brauning, Debbie Cavanaugh, Ginny Miller, JULIE TIMMERMAN,  Chris Fickes, Larry Baker, Mark Richardson, Linda Phelan, Samantha …

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