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Pension Sense

The Pension Sense blog offers helpful information on member benefits, the investment portfolio, corporate engagement activities and more.

Earth from space with sun on horizon

Holding companies accountable on climate

It is said that during spaceflight, when an astronaut first looks back to gaze upon our planet they experience what is called the “overview effect”—an overwhelming cognitive shift in awareness of one's place in the universe and the fragility of life on Earth. In an instant, this reality can reshape one’s worldview, bringing our natural environment into focus, melting away national borders, and sharing in the triumph of the human spirit. At CalSTRS, we recognize our small but meaningful place in the universe and the reason for our existence.

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Your benefit is secure

A lot has changed over the past few months, and we understand this has been a difficult time for our members. Seemingly overnight, schools transitioned from planning the final classroom days of the 2019-20 school year to remote learning and social distancing. Educators scrambled to adapt lesson plans. Classes and exams moved online. Graduations and end-of-year celebrations were cancelled. These challenges do not begin to account for all the disruption in our members’ personal lives.

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