Great News! The UTSC Bargaining Team signed a tentative agreement with the district bargaining team this afternoon for a 5% salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2017. Our sincere appreciation to all of the bargaining team members for all of their work.
CTA Scholarship Opportunities
CTA has announced applications are now being accepted for 2017-2018.
CTA offers several different educational scholarships to members and their dependents throughout the academic year. Listed below are the major CTA scholarships/timelines.
- 2017 CTA Scholarship for Members
Five (5) $3,000 scholarships will be awarded.
- 2017 CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children
Thirty-four (34) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.
- 2017 Del A. Weber Scholarship
(Dependent Children Attending Continuation High School / Alternative Education Programs)
One (1) $5,000 scholarship will be awarded.
The UTSC President must sign the completed Application/Membership Verification form for the listed above Scholarships.
2017 L.Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA (SCTA)
Three (3) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Applicant’s signature is required. UTSC President’s signature not required for this scholarship.
Deadline for ALL scholarships listed above is Feb. 2, 2017.
The forms for scholarships listed above are available at http://www.cta.org/scholarships
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- MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This CTA scholarship is given in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to aid members of ethnic minorities in pursuing a college degree, credential or certification for a teaching-related career in public education. Applicant must be an “active” CTA member, Student CTA member or dependent of a CTA member. Deadline: Feb. 16, 2017
NEA Scholarship Opportunities
Awards for Teaching Excellence recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession. They also honor public education and the dedicated members of the NEA. The awards are presented jointly by the NEA Foundation and the National Education Association (NEA) with support from NEA Member Benefits and the Horace Mann Companies. Deadline: February 6, 2017
Learning & Leadership grants provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. Deadline: ongoing
Student Achievement grants provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Deadline: ongoing
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