California has been experiencing a shortage of teachers, especially in special education, bilingual education, and science, technology, engineering and technology, or STEM for some years. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem. EdSource 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 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.
More than 2,000 bus drivers, clerks, custodians and teacher aides are earning bachelor’s degrees and teaching credentials.
He forged a compromise to revise California's charter school law and gave districts unexpected help to pay employee pension obligations.
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.