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.
With a continuing surge in revenue, the governor would expand community schools and create a $500 college savings account for every low-income first grader.
An EdSource analysis found far fewer low-income students have returned for in-person instruction and large variations by region.
In an annual survey on K-12 education, most voters approved how Gov. Newsom and their local districts handled schools during the pandemic.
Districts signed agreements before reopening campuses that included everything from retroactive raises and bonuses to ongoing salary increases.
We need to find a better way to measure subject-matter knowledge in teacher candidates.
Superintendent Austin Beutner says pandemic played a role in his departure.
A Los Angeles parent group filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Los Angeles Unified calling for a return to full-time, in-person instruction.
After weeks of negotiations, Gov. Newsom and the Legislature reached agreement on a school reopening plan, enacted in Senate and Assembly Bill 86. This Q&A gives you the details of that plan as it evolves.
Many teachers agree that distance learning forced them to focus on what's important and to listen closely to the views of students.
After being apart from each other for so long, children may need to be retrained on how to socialize before they can be ready to learn.
Teachers across California spent much of the last year adjusting to an entirely new education landscape of uncertainty, frustration and joy for the students who thrived.
Teachers pushed through difficult days to find solutions that kept kids learning during an upended school year. Some changes may stick.
L.A. Unified students are a step closer to returning to their classrooms after the district and its teachers union reached a tentative agreement.
A growing teacher shortage could make it difficult to reopen school campuses, which are required to have smaller class sizes.
Without school nurses, it will be teachers and other school staff who will decide if a sniffle is a symptom of Covid-19 or just hay fever.