The emerging shortage of teachers in a growing number of districts and subject areas has cast a cold light on the numerous challenges facing the teaching profession. These include salaries that are much lower than those in jobs or professions that require as much or less academic preparation, an expectation that teachers can mitigate the impact of income levels and neighborhood conditions on academic performance, and the dwindling amount to time teachers have for professional learning and collaboration with other teachers. EdSource examines these challenges — and what can be done to overcome them.
Strong parent-teacher partnerships and evidence-based reading strategies are key, panelists said at a roundtable hosted by EdSource.
If learners are no longer interested in seeking knowledge, and merely employ ChatGPT to provide answers, we will literally stop making sense.
Local teachers unions in the middle of bargaining with their districts want to see community schools included in their contracts.
Four-days school weeks are growing in popularity nationally. The schedule offers greater flexibility for families and teachers, but studies show it also can result in lower student test scores.
See what education leaders are saying about the governor’s plan to fund education in the coming year.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s proposed 2023-24 budget for the state's K-12 public schools.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for early education.
Substitute teachers became harder to find after the Covid-19 pandemic closed classrooms, but higher pay and fewer requirements are making the job more attractive.
I wish I could go back in time and share these tips with myself, sitting in the car crying every day.
As 2022 comes to a close, here are a few of our favorite podcast episodes from this year.
We often hear educators and others in the industry claim they would make more with the same education in private industry. Let’s look at that claim.
Teacher librarians show students how to be discerning users and creators of information and equip them to investigate claims and use a variety of sources to draw their own conclusions.
California educators must design curriculum that elevates nondominant narratives without "spouting ideology."
Political divide in country has meant less classroom instruction on race and racism, more harassment of LGBTQ youth, according to nationwide survey of principals.
Today, teaching is more than just a job; it’s my passion.