Teachers in the most populated areas of California face formidable odds when it comes to securing housing throughout their careers. Explore three interactive maps that show the housing challenges California teachers face.
Look up per-student pension costs for districts across California with this interactive database, and see how much they've changed since a 2012 state law passed to rescue the state’s two pension systems.
Under a federal education law that requires states to identify the lowest performing schools, districts with these schools will get some federal aid and are required to figure out how to make the schools better.
Almost half of California’s potential teachers quit the profession before they even start because they can't pass one or more of the tests required for them to earn a credential, making it more difficult for the state to put a dent in a persistent teacher shortage.