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.
What also happened to California proposals for charter schools, fiscal transparency, longer teacher probation — and more.
A teacher's credential, not his or her performance, will define effectiveness under the state's education plan required by federal law.
While your child’s teacher certainly matters, parents should care at least as much about the whole team their child’s teacher is working with, including the principal.
Gabriela Orozco Gonzalez, a teacher in the Los Angeles area, discusses Common Core lessons, teacher collaboration, testing and educating English learners.
As districts expand bilingual programs, they're ramping up training so teachers who speak Spanish can teach Common Core and standards for English learners.
More people still support charters, but the margin has narrowed in an Education Next survey.
Marshall Tuck explains his approach, Tony Thurmond points to bills he is authoring.
Colleges will have another option for a 4-year path to a teaching credential.
Virtual and in-person math conferences feature experts who share resources and strategies to help teachers foster mathematical curiosity in students.
Report is based on surveys of nine rural districts about support for implementation of Common Core standards in math and English language arts.
The Nurse-Family Partnership program improved parenting skills and early childhood development, a new study finds.
Is the state's bare-bones response to the Every Student Succeeds Act a shrewd tactic or a missed opportunity?
Webinars will delve into formative assessment techniques and the release of a report on how well high schools prepare graduates for college.
Former teacher Tracy Johnston Zager draws on classroom observations, personal experiences, research and other resources to inspire math teachers.
Both bills would add optional third year; school districts prefer one version, CTA the other.