Requirements for teacher and administrator evaluations are loosely defined in California’s Stull Act, the evaluation law whose details are negotiated locally. The Stull Act sets broad criteria to measure effectiveness, such as classroom strategies and content knowledge. The Stull Act doesn’t require that growth in student achievement, including standardized test scores, be a significant part of evaluation
California's teacher preparation requirements, especially the cumbersome Induction process, are driving qualified teachers away.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing extends the deadline for candidates to complete required tests and approves coursework to replace some tests.
California's legislators recommend approving a budget proposal that would reduce the number of tests required to earn a teaching credential.
If legislators agree with the proposal, teacher candidates will no longer have to take two of the tests currently required to earn a credential.
The new California budget makes it easier for teacher candidates affected by coronavirus-related closures to complete credentials.
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.
The test is outdated and there is no evidence that it contributes to more effective instruction.
Average wages of California teachers lag other college graduates by 16.2 percent.
San Jose Unified and its teachers union offer model for how to move from combat to collaboration, researcher says.
Whether it's clamping down on charter schools or changing teacher tenure, candidates can say a lot more than they can actually do.
Student advocacy groups and academics are seeking to adopt a model other states use to calculate the impact of students’ test score growth, but state staff urge patience.
Webinar series looks at teacher recruitment and preparation, professional learning, appraisal and feedback, and career ladders in top-performing countries and U.S.
The foundation says it will spend $1.7 billion on K-12 education over the next five years, on local, regional and state networks, "big bets" on innovation, charter schools, and research and development.
Tips for parents about the state's quality ratings system for childcare centers and preschools