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.
With a continuing surge in revenue, the governor would expand community schools and create a $500 college savings account for every low-income first grader.
A growing teacher shortage could make it difficult to reopen school campuses, which are required to have smaller class sizes.
A waiver that allows teacher candidates to teach while completing required exams and courses is the latest action to ease teaching requirements.
A critical shortage of substitute teachers is making it difficult for some school districts to stay open or to reopen later this school year.
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The RICA is outdated and discourages talented teachers, says long-time educator.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.