Prospective teachers who have passed the basic skills test (CBEST) and subject matter test (CSET) can qualify for a preliminary teaching credential by taking a year’s worth of courses and passing a performance assessment at one of 261 accredited teacher preparation programs. They then have five years to obtain a full or “clear” credential.
Preschool Counts, a program piloted by Stanford University in 2013, is boosting early math skills by pairing undergraduate students with preschoolers to practice math through games and other activities.
Getting Down to Facts II finds strong support for education reforms but also obstacles to student achievement and a need for more funding.
Here are the take-aways from the studies on special education, funding needs, a teacher shortage, a data deficit, student mental health local control's unmet potential – and more.
Linda Darling-Hammond, chair of teacher credentialing commission, calls the state assessment out of date and not a good predictor of classroom performance.
Scores rose 8 points after teachers took a course designed to improve their own knowledge.
Summit charter schools' teacher residency program is the first to focus on personalized learning.
With help from Facebook, an online learning platform helps personalize instruction and allows students to progress at their own pace.
In some cases, the diversity gap between teachers and students in California has widened.
Mobile science labs, Skype lessons with scientists and robotics workshops are among the offerings at some remote schools.
Standards focus on equity and achievement gap, teacher retention and leadership, academic standards, coaching, and school climate.
NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and teacher training grants face more than $3 billion in cuts as Congress debates 2018 budget.
Hands-on science projects emphasized in California's new science standards are a hit with K-2 students, teachers say.
High-quality training in the new science standards needs to be a priority for districts in 2018, some leading educators say.
Our society should celebrate and respect male teachers in the same way we idolize sports figures and celebrities.
Instructional coaching, peer feedback, and strategic use of technology can help administrators build an ecosystem of support that keeps high-achieving teachers in the classroom.