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Fermin is EdSource’s career and college readiness reporter, based in Southern California. Fermin previously worked for 13 years as an education reporter at The Orange County Register. He covered k-12 education and the California State and University of California systems. Fermin earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cal State University, Fullerton.
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Many are filling the gap with intern teachers and those with short-term permits.
April 5, 2017
California would be first state to exempt income taxes for teachers. The income tax bill joins others bills aimed at easing state's teacher shortage.
March 19, 2017
Most teachers receiving layoff notices will eventually have them rescinded in coming weeks as districts receive better state budget estimates.
March 16, 2017
The current metric for college and career readiness focuses too heavily on college preparation, critics have said.
March 2, 2017
Advanced Placement exam scores in California have grown steadily over the past decade, with the state now ranking 5th nationally for the percentage of students earning scores that qualify for college credit.
February 21, 2017
The new federal education law eliminated the subsidy for low-income students.
February 8, 2017
Amid the state's teacher shortage, California issued more than 10,200 intern credentials, permits and waivers to underprepared teachers so they could work in classrooms in 2015-16.
February 8, 2017
California's public colleges and universities are among the most affordable, but many students still graduate with significant debt.
January 31, 2017
The incentive is aimed at increasing the number of math, science, bilingual education and special education teachers.
January 18, 2017
Supporters of new funding for teacher recruitment programs said they're disappointed in Gov. Jerry Brown's initial state budget proposal.
January 16, 2017
City College is one of the largest community colleges in the nation.
January 13, 2017
According to the National Science Board, women remain largely underrepresented in the nation’s STEM workforce.
January 10, 2017
A new law will allow more high school students in California to take college courses on their high school campuses. It's part of an effort to have more students better prepared for college.
January 3, 2017
School employees in 25 school districts or county offices of education who want to become teachers are eligible to receive annual grants of up to $4,000 as part of an effort to add more teachers to the workforce.
December 20, 2016
The grants support programs that allow students to get a bachelor's degree and teaching credential in four years.