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.
State and federal health officials say prioritizing teachers and school staff will allow schools to reopen sooner for in-person instruction.
School districts like West Contra Costa Unified lacked updated learning materials aligned to California’s new science standards prior to the current school year.
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California teachers searched the Internet and signed up for online workshops from outside organizations when their districts didn’t offer all the training they needed to prepare them to return to distance learning instruction this fall.
Challenges faced during the spring provide important lessons for the fall.
Home-schooling programs have seen a surge of interest since campuses closed in March. Parents are looking for flexibility and control.
Free online tools can help teachers fill in the inevitable gaps caused by distance learning.
She coordinated teacher preparation programs at the California State University’s nearly two dozen programs.
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Parent leaders can be crucial for helping low-income families and those who do not speak English navigate distance learning.