California is experiencing a shortage of teachers, especially in special education, bilingual education, and science, technology, engineering and technology, or STEM. EdSource Today is tracking how the shortage is impacting different districts and regions statewide. Many are working on aggressive tactics to recruit and retain teachers, including offering bonuses and other incentives, and building teacher “residency” programs.
Uncredentialed teachers are concentrated where students struggle academically; the State Board may soon have data to support a teacher equity index.
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
Facebook announced Thursday that it would donate the money to help Santa Clara County build up to 120 affordable apartments in Palo Alto.
Some warn that it will be difficult for other districts to increase math graduation requirements due to budget and staffing constraints.
CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
Three San Diego area community colleges will send 100 students annually to San Diego State’s bilingual credentials program.
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.
Added funding will help recruit and provide financial support for students, as well as create new credential pathways.
As California schools move to implement new science standards, there will be an increased demand for teachers in a subject area where there is already a severe shortage.
Three hundred students will be selected for the CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program next school year.
A commitment to save a California school includes a groundbreaking agreement between the teachers' union and school district.
The test is outdated and there is no evidence that it contributes to more effective instruction.
Newsom proposes funding for subsidized childcare, disabled students and a loan program for special education, math and science teachers.
More California K-12 students at all grade levels could have access to computer science classes if schools implement a plan unanimously approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday.
When districts spend more money on health benefits, there’s less money for other priorities, like teacher salaries, researcher says.