Tag Archive: teachers

Feb 27

ATTENTION 2014-2015 RETIREES!!!

  VEA is pleased to announce that, Pending final approval by the school board, a $5,000. retirement bonus will be offered to the first 20 members who notify the District that they will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Notification must be received by the District Office by April 13, 2015.  The incentive …

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Jan 29

The Monthly Dues for 2014-2015 are now REVISED

Jan 26

Pressuring Teachers to change grades is not only wrong – it’s also illegal

Teachers need to know that if a site administrator approaches you about changing a grade, they are breaking the law. This can be very intimidating for newer teachers, but know that the law is on your side. According to California Education Code 49066, it states: (a) When grades are given for any course of instruction …

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Jan 26

Solano County Office of Education – Teacher of the Year nominations

Please see information provided below for the Solano County Office of Education’s Teacher of the Year and Classified School Employee of the Year. Ask to be part of the process at your school site and nominate deserving colleagues. Dear District Superintendents: I am pleased to invite your district to participate in the Solano County Educators of the Year Program. The program …

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Oct 06

A special invitation from Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch has a blog post about a special action taking place on October 17th. The basic premise is requesting that teachers, parents and community members concerned about the attacks on public education send letters to the White House. From Ravitch’s blog: Let’s raise our voices NOW against privatization, against high-stakes testing, against teacher bashing, …

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Aug 14

Our flawed national policy on education

Diane Ravitch posted to a story in Education Week. This is what she had to say about the story she had linked to: Every once in a while, I read something that rings as true as a perfectly pitched bell or a fine piece of crystal. Every once in a while, a clear-headed thinker assembles …

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Aug 12

Vallejo Teachers back to school this week!

School may start back Monday August 20th for Vallejo students, but their teachers have been working hard all summer in order to best serve the students they teach. Vallejo Teachers will be returning to work this week, starting with optional staff development days beginning tomorrow. However, for many teachers, the summer break meant an opportunity …

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