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The RICA is outdated and discourages talented teachers, says long-time educator.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.
Debate rages on about how to measure a teacher candidate’s ability to teach reading.
CSU still plans to require four years of high school math for freshman admissions, effective in 2027, but will delay formal vote to 2022.
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
For years the need for trained and qualified teachers has been growing in schools across California, especially in math and science.
Newsom in his second budget proposes to spend $900 million for teacher recruitment and preparation
The number of new special education teachers working without a full credential hit 5,196 in 2017-18 — the highest number in a decade.