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.
It’s unclear whether the California Department of Education plans to issue guidance on issues such as how long a school day should be and whether the content should be enrichment or course completion.
Coronavirus creates need, opportunity for teachers to focus on social-emotional support for their students.
The RICA is outdated and discourages talented teachers, says long-time educator.
Stege Elementary in Richmond was primed to reinvent itself from one of California's lowest performing schools to one that helped its black and Latino students achieve academically. Instead, the school faces teacher layoffs.
Experts say lack of child care, limited access to internet and computers for some, and teacher training would hinder online learning for many schools.
East Side Union High, Chula Vista Elementary and Soledad Unified school districts had votes short of 55 percent needed to claim victory.
Mail-in and final votes being counted.
Los Angeles Unified is encouraging STEM schools to get a certificate indicating that the school meets high standards set by the district.
On March 3 four California school districts will ask California voters to tax themselves to pay for teacher housing through a general obligation bond.
Teachers to receive layoff notices next week, but district hopes to rescind many by negotiating other cost-cutting solutions with unions.
The governor proposes $1.5 billion over 5 years on incentives for new teachers and grants managed by a small agency to fix highest poverty schools.
Budget proposes incentives, recruitment programs and training to fill needed teaching positions.
Annual PACE/USC Rossier poll also finds support for increasing teacher pay, requiring ethnic studies and taking action to prevent gun violence.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
West Contra Costa Unified is eyeing to cut $32 million from next year's budget including teaching jobs. Layoff notices will go out by March 15.
An independent group will be commissioned to study CSU's proposal to require a fourth year of high school math in freshman admissions.