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.
An increase in mandated costs has frustrated voters in Marin County, where passing school parcel taxes had been a safe bet until 2016.
A new Legislative Analyst’s Office report is intended to provide a “high level review” for the Legislature as it considers overdue reforms.
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.
Similar to other STEM fields, employers in California’s natural resources industries are in need of a larger and more diverse pool of applicants.
The longtime leader in the field says social and emotional practices help reach disconnected students and give purpose to learning.
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
Facebook announced Thursday that it would donate the money to help Santa Clara County build up to 120 affordable apartments in Palo Alto.
California’s new science standards emphasize an approach that combines scientific disciplines.
The California Teachers Association has named Joe Boyd as its new executive director. The organization represents 310,000 teachers.
Increasing the number of teachers of color in California classrooms is a top priority for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond says that key priorities, among other things, should be improving teacher preparedness and qualifications and building a more diverse teaching force in California.
Some warn that it will be difficult for other districts to increase math graduation requirements due to budget and staffing constraints.
CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
Three San Diego area community colleges will send 100 students annually to San Diego State’s bilingual credentials program.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.