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 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.
CTA provides no explanation for why it terminated Joe Nuñez after six years as executive director and nearly 25 years as a CTA employee; search for his successor to begin immediately.
Students do better in school when they feel connected to what they are learning, teacher says.
Studies of the Math in Common project offer lessons for other districts and a warning: Steady progress takes a long-term commitment.
Three hundred students will be selected for the CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program next school year.
De Anza High School in West Contra Costa Unified in the East Bay has seen its graduation rate rise higher than the statewide average from 2014-15 to 2017-18.
The district is hiring Luz Cazares, an experienced business official, to implement best practices and lay the groundwork for a new CFO.
A new Computer Science Hub launching this summer aims to help prepare teachers around the state to lead computer science classes.
Promoting understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities can reduce microaggressions, overt discrimination and harmful conflicts.
A commitment to save a California school includes a groundbreaking agreement between the teachers' union and school district.
The test is outdated and there is no evidence that it contributes to more effective instruction.