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.
This spotlight highlights teachers' thoughts about various aspects of reopening schools, including how Covid funds were spent and how the reopening plan, in general, is working out at their schools.
The Advanced Education Research & Development Fund is calling for project proposals on how assessment can be done better.
California teacher candidates no longer have to take two of the four tests usually required to earn a teaching credential.
California teachers have witnessed massive disruption and responded to the challenges of Covid. This spotlight highlights their thoughts about the return to in-person classes after months of distance learning.
This is a pivotal opportunity for our state to proactively meet the demand for passionate, qualified teachers.
College savings accounts, universal transitional kindergarten, new community schools, teacher recruitment incentives are a signature away.
Getting more Black men into the teaching profession requires substantial solutions and audacious reforms.
A longstanding teacher shortage grew worse during the pandemic, and districts will have to decide which programs to staff and those they won't.
A program that prepares bilingual teachers for dual-language classrooms in California is set to end this month, potentially worsening a shortage.
Many of the 136 veteran California teachers surveyed found hybrid learning was enervating, and districts didn't seek advice on reopening.
California's legislators recommend approving a budget proposal that would reduce the number of tests required to earn a teaching credential.
Voluntary guidance for math instruction faces criticism from parents saying it stunts potential for students in advanced math pathways.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s revised 2021-22 budget for K-12 education.