Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to invest a massive $900 million in teacher development and recruitment in the next state budget.

This week, we explore teacher residencies, a key element in the governor’s strategy to get more fully trained teachers into low-income schools facing critical teacher shortages. Residencies place aspiring teachers under the wing of a veteran mentor teacher for a year during which they also earn their teaching credential.

We speak with Marquita Grenot Scheyer, who oversees teacher preparation programs at the CSUs 23 campuses, about the value of residencies, and with Priscilla Bernardino, a 2nd-year teacher in Bakersfield City School District, who describes how her residency benefited her. 

We also hear quick takes on the proposed state budget from 4 of the 44 education leaders who shared views of what they liked and would have liked to hear in Newsom’s budget presentation.

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