Category: Professional Development


  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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Due Process

Myths about Due Process Current misconceptions regarding the law have created several myths about tenure, popularly held, but all false. Paramount among these are: MYTH #1: “There is a tenure law in California for K-14.” The truth is, California dismissal law doesn’t refer to tenure. The concept of tenure as it developed in the medieval …

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Good News for Vallejo Schools!

Governor’s Budget Would Give Schools $10B in Additional Funding Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday unveiled his $106.8 billion general fund budget proposal for the 2014-2015 year, saying it is “very good news.” [Read the governor’s news release   and full budget summary.] The governor told reporters that the budget would provide an additional “$10 billion for the …

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Congratulations Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to one of VEA’s own teachers for being selected as a CaliforniaTeacher of the Year!  We are so proud of Angelo “Ang” Bracco, 6th to 8th grade special education teacher at Solano Middle School.  Congrats Mr. Bracco!

Algebra Success Academy to come to Vallejo!

VEA is excited to announce an exciting partnership between VEA and VCUSD (with support from CTA). We will be launching the Algebra Success Academy in the 2013-14 school year. Teachers will be provided with training on the Algebra Success Academy model and then will be able to use what they have learned directly into their …

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CTA Conferences

Looking to get great professional development at no cost to you? CTA’s upcoming conferences are scheduled to begin in early 2013. VEA has made it easier than ever for you to attend. Enhance your teaching, meet colleagues from across the state and learn new strategies! Register NOW! Go to CTA Conferences. First come, first served …

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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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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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