An administrative credential allows an individual to develop instructional programs, evaluate personnel, decide discipline for students and school employees, and manage budgets. As with teachers, administrators first receive a preliminary administrative credential, followed within five years by a full or clear credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
School superintendents, already dealing with severe staff shortages, are concerned that testing and vaccine mandates could make matters worse.
Superintendent Austin Beutner says pandemic played a role in his departure.
The Legislature set minimum hours but left it to districts and unions to define instruction, engagement and set the length of a school day.
Classroom teachers are the key difference makers throughout this emergency and will remain so once it is over, former superintendent says.
One of California's largest districts, with over 73,000 students, has appointed deputy superintendent Jill Baker as its new superintendent.
He is one of the longest-serving urban superintendents, praised for his collaborative style and his role in improving student achievement.
West Contra Costa Unified school board agrees to keep superintendent at the helm while searching for ways to bridge $48 million budget gap.
A $48 million budget deficit is threatening the job of Superintendent Matthew Duffy. A special school board meeting on Friday is expected to focus on possible termination of his contract.
A new Computer Science Hub launching this summer aims to help prepare teachers around the state to lead computer science classes.
San Jose Unified and its teachers union offer model for how to move from combat to collaboration, researcher says.
Getting Down to Facts II research project scrutinized how California's schools are doing after a decade of policy changes.
Matthew Duffy said his primary goals are raising student achievement and reducing teacher turnover.
"Getting Down to Facts" studies will take stock of a decade of change and point to what other states are doing differently.
Antwan Wilson apologizes for skirting district rules to transfer his daughter to another D.C. high school.
For the L.A. Unified board, outgoing superintendent may be the model for a successor.