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.
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.
California is in the midst of a serious and growing teacher shortage and state leaders must invest in building a prepared and stable teacher workforce.
After 20 years on the job, a fiscal analyst begins a new career as a high school teacher.
Statewide efforts to increase the number of math and science teachers have had some impact.
To help solve California's math and science teacher shortage, new programs aim to help mid-career professionals switch careers.
The Trump Administration has proposed eliminating Title II teacher training programs in 2017-18.
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
Many are filling the gap with intern teachers and those with short-term permits.