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.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s revised 2021-22 budget for K-12 education.
This guide provides answers to frequently asked questions about how California is moving forward with plans for reopening the state’s K-12 schools for full in-person instructions.
California school districts have plenty of money for robust summer school programs this year, but teachers may just be too tired to sign up.
With a continuing surge in revenue, the governor would expand community schools and create a $500 college savings account for every low-income first grader.
An EdSource analysis found far fewer low-income students have returned for in-person instruction and large variations by region.
In an annual survey on K-12 education, most voters approved how Gov. Newsom and their local districts handled schools during the pandemic.
Districts signed agreements before reopening campuses that included everything from retroactive raises and bonuses to ongoing salary increases.
We need to find a better way to measure subject-matter knowledge in teacher candidates.
Superintendent Austin Beutner says pandemic played a role in his departure.
A Los Angeles parent group filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Los Angeles Unified calling for a return to full-time, in-person instruction.
Many teachers agree that distance learning forced them to focus on what's important and to listen closely to the views of students.
After being apart from each other for so long, children may need to be retrained on how to socialize before they can be ready to learn.
Teachers across California spent much of the last year adjusting to an entirely new education landscape of uncertainty, frustration and joy for the students who thrived.