Category: students

Back to School

-VEA Back-to-School Breakfast -Tuesday, August 18th -7AM-9AM -Jesse Bethel High School Student Union                

Vallejo Teachers Support our Students!

Teacher association dishes out school supplies, books By John Glidden @glid24 on Twitter Posted:   10/20/2014 07:56:47 PM PDT0 Comments Click photo to enlarge Parents help children select a free book Monday… (John Glidden — VALLEJO TIMES-HERALD) « 1 » All it took to enter the Continentals of Omega Boys & Girls Club gym …

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Important VEA Updates

Class Sizes Per Article 10.2.1, site managers have 10 student days to adjust class sizes or caseloads. On the 11th student day, members start notifying their managers if they continue to be over. Payment for overages begin on the 11 student day, however, site managers have an additional five student days to bring class size …

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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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Food to Grow On

VEA is very proud of the work being done by VEA members and teachers Lynece Edwards and Charla Yakabe. Their program called, “Food to Grow On,” seeks to educate 5th and 6th grade students about where food comes from (with visits to local farms), to tasting and cooking with different locally grown food, and making …

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VEA Celebrates creation of Common Ground

VEA members joined over 15 other organizations, including local churches, non-profits and labor, in the Common Ground Founding Convention held today at St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s in Vallejo, California. With almost 1,000 delegates present, community members were able to tell their stories regarding issues that concerned them to the over a dozen of local civic and …

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VEA adopts resolution in support of the Seattle Teachers

In unanimous support of solidarity, the Vallejo Education Association adopted the following resolution in support of our Seattle union brothers and sisters who have taken a courageous step. Teachers in Seattle are refusing to give the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), their states standardized test. Ask a Vallejo teacher how many tests they are required …

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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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District seeks to ban and illegally confiscate teachers’ personal property

VEA has issued a demand to bargain on the letter that was sent today by VCUSD employee Denise Brogan-Whitford, most likely at the the direction of new District Administrator, Stephen Lane. This letter was sent to all VEA members and issued the directive to stop immediate use of personal appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, and …

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Calendar Change Ratified

Voting was held today for VEA unit members on a proposed calendar change. This calendar change was necessary in order to fully restore the 2012-13 Student/Teacher calendar. Ninety-five percent of the members who voted were in support of the calendar change.