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.
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.
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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.
Teacher shortage limits districts' ability to expand bilingual offerings.
An advocacy group for English learners says the $5 million in new state money to train more bilingual teachers is a "first step," and warns that Proposition 58 has worsened a severe shortage of bilingual teachers.
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
The state's fourth-largest school district is among the leaders in finding creative ways to staff classrooms.
Gov. Jerry Brown has his own idea, using $11 million in federal funding.