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.
Sean Nank, American College of Education professor, discusses Common Core math, instructional strategies, curriculum, and the beauty of patterns.
Teachers comment on curricula, instructional materials, tests, student achievement data, and accountability in Center on Education Policy report.
Teaching teachers how to develop their own social and emotional skills is the first step to helping students, according to a new report.
Amid the state's teacher shortage, California issued more than 10,200 intern credentials, permits and waivers to underprepared teachers so they could work in classrooms in 2015-16.
The CalSTRS board lowered its projected annual return from investments to 7 percent, requiring bigger contributions.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
Teachers call on legislators for support in five key areas.
The incentive is aimed at increasing the number of math, science, bilingual education and special education teachers.
Supporters of new funding for teacher recruitment programs said they're disappointed in Gov. Jerry Brown's initial state budget proposal.
David B. Cohen profiles some of the state's best teachers in his new book.
Added contributions will come on top of already rising expenses.
School employees in 25 school districts or county offices of education who want to become teachers are eligible to receive annual grants of up to $4,000 as part of an effort to add more teachers to the workforce.
Superintendents who lead districts where they grew up say they are motivated by a yearning to honor their mentors who nurtured them along the way.
The grants support programs that allow students to get a bachelor's degree and teaching credential in four years.
Although most were able to fill their positions, many offered residency programs and financial incentives to do that.