After-school coding classes, high school tech internships and STEM teacher residencies are among the programs funded in the new state budget.
In some cases, the diversity gap between teachers and students in California has widened.
West Contra Costa Unified hopes partnership will help it to recruit and retain teachers.
A new report from the Learning Policy Institute says new state initiatives to recruit and retain teachers will take three to five years to yield results.
Enrollment in the state’s teacher preparation programs has declined more than 70 percent over the past decade, according to the Learning Policy Institute.
State grants allow campuses to shorten credential process from 5 1/2 to 4 years.
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.
Marshall Tuck explains his approach, Tony Thurmond points to bills he is authoring.
The proposed budget includes $30 million in incentives to attract new teachers.
The state's fourth-largest school district is among the leaders in finding creative ways to staff classrooms.
Gov. Jerry Brown has his own idea, using $11 million in federal funding.
California is in the midst of a serious and growing teacher shortage and state leaders must invest in building a prepared and stable teacher workforce.
After 20 years on the job, a fiscal analyst begins a new career as a high school teacher.
Statewide efforts to increase the number of math and science teachers have had some impact.
Former engineer makes the transition to high school teacher.