Resource to share with parents: We know this is the height of testing season across the state. This is a good resource to share with parents hoping to opt their child out of testing: cta.org/optout (guides available in multiple languages)
Day of the Teacher and Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day: We cannot WAIT to celebrate you! Day of the Teacher is May 8 this year and ESP Day is on May 21. We’re already gearing up to honor the most important professions in the world (can you tell we’re biased?). Our theme for Day of the Teacher this year is “Great Teaching is Never Forgotten” and we have a poster available for download.Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the big days!
Speaking of ESPs, check out this update from NEA: U.S. Senate approves bill recognizing education support professionals and classified school employees
Must Reads from California Educator:
- Building Awareness About Autism for resources to help educators support students with autism spectrum disorder.
- Ethnic Studies: State Council Supports Bill to Make It a Requirement. “At March State Council, delegates voted to support AB 331 (Medina, D-Riverside), which would require each school district that doesn’t already have an Ethnic Studies curriculum to offer a course beginning in 2021-2022.”