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.
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
The National Math + Science Initiative program has led to improved Advanced Placement test scores in more than 725 schools in 34 states over three years.
Many are filling the gap with intern teachers and those with short-term permits.
Layoffs are local, but teacher shortages are statewide.
Dr. Corinne Hyde talks about Common Core controversy, standards implementation, tests, curriculum materials and USC's online guide to the Common Core.
California would be first state to exempt income taxes for teachers. The income tax bill joins others bills aimed at easing state's teacher shortage.
E.M. Grimmer Elementary in Fremont, which has a high percentage of low-income and Latino students, was among 19 district schools – or 58 percent – that were ranked at the highest level in math on state standards.
Most teachers receiving layoff notices will eventually have them rescinded in coming weeks as districts receive better state budget estimates.
Sean Nank, American College of Education professor, discusses Common Core math, instructional strategies, curriculum and the beauty of patterns.
The recommendations are part of a push to create measures of school conditions and climate that help districts create change.
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.