New COVID-19 Grants
- The NEA Foundation has three new grant opportunities to address effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning:
1. $1,500-$5,000 six-month grants help educators address contributors to educational inequity and educational opportunity gaps.
2. One-year grants of either $2,000 or $5,000 to assist educators in preparing themselves, their colleagues, their students, or school community to respond to increased equity and opportunity challenges in the 2020-21 school year.
3. One-year grants of either $2,000 or $5,000 support educator-led projects in 2020-21 that advance equity and opportunity, responding to student needs that emerged or intensified during the pandemic.
New CTA Trainings: MATHome and Understanding Anger
- CTA continues to offer live and recorded webinars to build and refresh your skills during COVID-19. A sampling: MATHome (Weds., May 6, 1-2 p.m.) offers daily mathematics activities that children and parents can do together to build mathematics stamina and power, from arts and crafts to dance moves. Understanding Anger (Thurs., May 7, 3-4 p.m.) is the first of a three-part series dealing with student anger, trauma and bias; educators will learn how to de-escalate the anger and foster a more constructive relationship with the student. Sign up here; view recorded webinars here.
Financial relief from Provident Credit Union
- From temporary payment relief and temporarily suspended credit reporting to skip-a-pay loan programs, late fee waivers, and more, Provident Credit Union has a comprehensive list of financial relief options for CTA members suffering a loss or disruption in income due to the coronavirus. While branches are located primarily in the Bay area, any CTA member across the state can access these benefits. Get details and learn more at Provident Member Resources.