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.
Most of California's largest school districts filled nearly all their job openings.
More than half of voters never heard of state's Local Control Funding Formula.
The district hired more than 400 teachers before school started last week.
The districts are no longer restricted from matching pay and years of work experience.
Plan would support "blended" teacher preparation programs.
Most additional money would feed Local Control Funding Formula.
CSU foresees teachers with dual credentials as one solution.
High school students get hands-on instruction in teaching.
The state has long struggled with a shortage of math and science teachers.