Category: teachers

VEA Breakfast a HUGE Success!!

On behalf of the Vallejo Education Association (VEA), I want to thank all of the members who showed up to VEA’s first event of the year, our VEA Breakfast. We had about 200 people attend, eat food, hang out with colleagues and receive great information, including the President’s Report, linked below. On the second page …

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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 Membership Breakfast

VEA is hosting a Membership Breakfast on August 16, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. VEA plans to serve a variety of continental breakfast items, such as bagels, muffins, and fruit as well as coffee, juices and water. Members will also be provided with the latest bargaining update and upcoming VEA events. Come and …

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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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Quick survey on Vallejo teachers/educator satisfaction

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Process on changing your school site calendar – it cannot be imposed!

Under the VEA/VCUSD Collective Bargaining agreement, the district is responsible for setting the start and end time of our day. However, it is staff at school sites that have the ultimate say in the hours within the day. Under 5.11, any change in the bell schedule has to go through a process, which requires a …

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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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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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