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.
In some cases, the diversity gap between teachers and students in California has widened.
West Contra Costa Unified hopes partnership will help it to recruit and retain teachers.
Low-income and low-performing schools are facing the most obstacles in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.
A new report from the Learning Policy Institute says new state initiatives to recruit and retain teachers will take three to five years to yield results.
County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.
A Los Angeles charter school network creates a wellness program to lower teacher stress and boost teacher retention.
Enrollment in the state’s teacher preparation programs has declined more than 70 percent over the past decade, according to the Learning Policy Institute.
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.
Webinar series looks at teacher recruitment and preparation, professional learning, appraisal and feedback, and career ladders in top-performing countries and U.S.
Four California school districts and four county offices of education will each receive $625,000 to train bilingual teachers for new classes.
The $8.1 million aims to give the state’s largest student demographic group more opportunities to learn from a Latino or Hispanic teacher.
Ineligible for unemployment relief during the summer, bus drivers, classroom aides, school clerks would pay into a state-matched furlough fund.
Marshall Tuck explains his approach, Tony Thurmond points to bills he is authoring.
Colleges will have another option for a 4-year path to a teaching credential.
Both bills would add optional third year; school districts prefer one version, CTA the other.