Upcoming CTA Conferences

Our statewide conferences are designed to provide knowledge and skills for CTA members on a variety of topics including teaching and learning, racial justice and equity, LGBTQ+, education advocacy, new and veteran educator issues and regional conferences.

Highest-Ever Education Funding in Proposed State Budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed State Budget presented earlier this month includes a record $89.2 billion for K-12 schools and community colleges next year, as well as 3 percent more for the University of California and California State University. In addition, he's proposed $4.6 billion for summer school and extra learning time to address academic setbacks that many students are dealing with during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Are the Vaccines safe?

Yes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved COVID-19 vaccines with the following rigorous scientific standards. Understanding the gravity of the current public healthy emergency, the FDA has made vaccines available through their Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) mechanism. EUA speeds up the process to make the vaccinations accessible as quickly as possible but does not “cut corners” on rigorous clinical testing. You can learn more about their process here. As with any medical advice, we recommend you consult your personal physician.

Educators & COVID-19 Vaccinations

Educators are in the Phase 1B group to receive COVID-19 vaccinations after front-line medical workers, although some teachers have already started with vaccinations.


By: Alice O'Brien, NEA General Counsel

Published: 07/30/2020

Your legal remedies would likely be limited to those available under the workers’ compensation laws, which provide the “exclusive remedy” for workplace injury or illness in almost every state. What that means is that you usually cannot bring traditional tort claims (like negligence) against your employer to recover for workplace injuries or illnesses. Instead, your remedy is limited to the benefits available under workers’ compensation, which typically includes medical expenses, partial lost wages, and death benefits.