Teacher tenure is the set of due process rights that include a system of layoffs based on seniority and protections from arbitrary firing. California is one of a half-dozen states that award tenure after two years in the classroom.
Annual PACE/USC Rossier poll also finds support for increasing teacher pay, requiring ethnic studies and taking action to prevent gun violence.
California State Sen. Connie Leyva is moving to repeal a 40-year-old law requiring public school teachers on extended sick leave to pay for their own substitute teachers.
An increase in mandated costs has frustrated voters in Marin County, where passing school parcel taxes had been a safe bet until 2016.
A poll by the journal Education Next finds most people favor more federal spending on education and free college tuition.
Legislation could increase teacher pay at subsidized centers serving low-income children.
The district is hiring Luz Cazares, an experienced business official, to implement best practices and lay the groundwork for a new CFO.
As district recovers after strike, superintendent calls on state to provide more funding.
When districts spend more money on health benefits, there’s less money for other priorities, like teacher salaries, researcher says.
Tony Thurmond is creating work groups to focus on critical education issues while building a relationship with Gavin Newsom and building confidence in a state education department that’s been understaffed and underfunded.
Under the California Education Code, teachers on extended medical leave pay for the substitutes replacing them. The cost is deducted from their paychecks.
Average wages of California teachers lag other college graduates by 16.2 percent.
Alameda County Office of Education analysis of district’s budget reveals shortfall if all unions get the same level salary increase as teachers.
California was ranked 14th in access to preschool for 4-year-olds, behind Oklahoma, Vermont, Florida, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Georgia and South Carolina, among other states.
About half of new teachers hired in California classrooms are not fully credentialed.
San Jose Unified and its teachers union offer model for how to move from combat to collaboration, researcher says.