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.
Some warn that it will be difficult for other districts to increase math graduation requirements due to budget and staffing constraints.
CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
Three San Diego area community colleges will send 100 students annually to San Diego State’s bilingual credentials program.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.
California charter school teachers may soon have to get the same background checks and credentials as teachers in regular public schools.
Teachers need more support to help struggling students rather than bans that reduce their ability to manage their classrooms.
A poll by the journal Education Next finds most people favor more federal spending on education and free college tuition.
What's underway at this East Bay school could help other struggling California schools.
District employees and volunteers have been working seven days a week since the Camp Fire, to bring the students back to Paradise schools.
Legislation could increase teacher pay at subsidized centers serving low-income children.
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.
DonorsChoose.org matches donors, foundations and businesses to teachers throughout the country to provide supplies and other needed resources.
Added funding will help recruit and provide financial support for students, as well as create new credential pathways.
As California schools move to implement new science standards, there will be an increased demand for teachers in a subject area where there is already a severe shortage.
Recently retired, Gail Gregorio will replace CTA veteran Joe Nuñez, who was abruptly let go as executive director last week.