While your child’s teacher certainly matters, parents should care at least as much about the whole team their child’s teacher is working with, including the principal.
If schools could improve their work environments, and stop the flood of teachers leaving the field, the teaching shortage would go away, according to a report from the Learning Policy Institute.
High quality teaching is key to student success in high-performing countries and school systems, study finds.
Learning Policy Institute research shows student achievement improves at schools that offer on-campus social services.
The Learning Policy Institute recommends teachers' professional development programs focus tightly on classroom subjects, allow for collaboration and provide lots of coaching.
Layoffs are local, but teacher shortages are statewide.
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.
Among the 211 districts that participated in the survey, 75 percent indicated having a shortage of qualified teachers for the current school year.
Symposium speakers offer variety of opinions about state education reforms.
Current method doesn't credit progress by lowest and highest performing students.
California needs a preschool funding strategy that ensures quality, a new study says.
An LAO report says Legislature should avoid "broad statewide policies."
It will take a “cradle to career” approach to improving education outcomes.