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.
A waiver that allows teacher candidates to teach while completing required exams and courses is the latest action to ease teaching requirements.
Many districts are seeing surges in Fs and Ds during distance learning, prompting a revision of expectations and policies around grades.
Hours after Gov. Newsom said schools could reopen before teachers are vaccinated, five school unions rebut that and other points.
If legislators agree with the proposal, teacher candidates will no longer have to take two of the tests currently required to earn a credential.
Policymakers must leverage existing expertise, infrastructure and research when using additional funds for expanded learning.
The teachers union wants most California schools to remain closed for 100 days while the state comes up with a plan to slow the spread of the virus and vaccinate school staff.
The Feb.1 deadline for the plan soon will pass; talks continue over complaints the plan’s requirements and timeline were unworkable.
A new plan, which begins next month, to vaccinate California residents more quickly could help teachers get their shots sooner.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
Gov. Newsom should sit down with union leaders to negotiate a safe statewide reopening of all public schools for in-person instruction.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s early education and K-12 budget proposals.
After meeting with the governor’s aides, Los Angeles and Fresno superintendents say they won’t apply for incentives to reopen campuses.
Teachers, school staff and child care workers are among those who could begin getting vaccinations as early as this week in some parts of the state.
Taking a year off of work is a barrier for potential teachers, especially teachers of color, wanting to enter the teaching profession.
A critical shortage of substitute teachers is making it difficult for some school districts to stay open or to reopen later this school year.