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.
The new California budget makes it easier for teacher candidates affected by coronavirus-related closures to complete credentials.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, district officials had to find a new way to recruit and hire teacher candidates.
Newsom issued an executive order suspending state-required tests for teacher candidates on track to complete their teacher preparation programs.
The proposed cuts — $915 million — are more than the amount spent for teacher development in the five previous years combined.
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
Teacher preparation programs will decide if candidates can get their credentials with fewer student teaching hours, formal observations
The RICA is outdated and discourages talented teachers, says long-time educator.
East Side Union High, Chula Vista Elementary and Soledad Unified school districts had votes short of 55 percent needed to claim victory.
Mail-in and final votes being counted.
On March 3 four California school districts will ask California voters to tax themselves to pay for teacher housing through a general obligation bond.
Teachers to receive layoff notices next week, but district hopes to rescind many by negotiating other cost-cutting solutions with unions.
The governor proposes $1.5 billion over 5 years on incentives for new teachers and grants managed by a small agency to fix highest poverty schools.
Budget proposes incentives, recruitment programs and training to fill needed teaching positions.
Annual PACE/USC Rossier poll also finds support for increasing teacher pay, requiring ethnic studies and taking action to prevent gun violence.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
An independent group will be commissioned to study CSU's proposal to require a fourth year of high school math in freshman admissions.