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.
Uncredentialed teachers are concentrated where students struggle academically; the State Board may soon have data to support a teacher equity index.
Similar to other STEM fields, employers in California’s natural resources industries are in need of a larger and more diverse pool of applicants.
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond says that key priorities, among other things, should be improving teacher preparedness and qualifications and building a more diverse teaching force in California.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.
Studies of the Math in Common project offer lessons for other districts and a warning: Steady progress takes a long-term commitment.
Three hundred students will be selected for the CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program next school year.
A new Computer Science Hub launching this summer aims to help prepare teachers around the state to lead computer science classes.
The test is outdated and there is no evidence that it contributes to more effective instruction.
The Learning Policy Institute found that fully prepared teachers mattered more than overall spending and low teacher-student ratios in raising test scores.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District has embarked on an 18-month plan to redesign a struggling East Bay school. Will it succeed?
Average wages of California teachers lag other college graduates by 16.2 percent.
Assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would ban some inexperienced teachers from schools with a high percentage of low-income students.
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.
San Jose Unified and its teachers union offer model for how to move from combat to collaboration, researcher says.