Poll: Concern among majority of Californians about teacher shortage
A poll released today by EdSource and the Learning Policy Institute shows that the majority of California voters are concerned about the teacher shortage facing the state and support the state’s taking action to help fix the problem. The survey of 1,002 registered voters, which was conducted by the The Field Poll, found that 64...
By Craig Clough | November 17, 2015
New report says better teacher preparation is a key for reform
EdSource, a news organization that focuses on education policy, today released a detailed report that concludes better teacher preparation is vital to improved classroom achievement across California. The report, “Preparing World-Class Teachers: Essential Reforms of Teacher Preparation and Credentialing in California,” draws from research by other government agencies and groups, as well as from first-hand interviews...
By Craig Clough | October 9, 2014
Sacramento City Unified won’t renew NCLB waiver
Via EdSource | By John Fensterwald Faced with intense opposition from teachers, Sacramento City Unified announced Wednesday it would not join other California districts in reapplying for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. Its defection leaves seven of eight districts seeking to extend a waiver from the federal accountability law through...
By LA School Report | April 10, 2014
Morning Read: Advisory Panel Reduces iPad Expansion
LAUSD iPad program gets mixed review from committee An advisory panel overseeing Los Angeles Unified’s iPad project signed off Wednesday on a $45 million request to expand the technology program to 45 more schools, but it rejected plans to spend $90 million on tablets for every principal and teacher in the district and for students...
By LA School Report | November 21, 2013
EdSource Hires Third Reporter
The nonprofit and independent EdSource Today is one of the best education news sources covering statewide education issues, along withe SI&A Cabinet Reports. Now, EdSource Today journalists John Fensterwald and Kathy Barron are being joined by Lillian Mongeau (pictured), a Peninsula-based reporter who’s covered education issues as a freelancer. From the looks of it, she’s going to focus on...
By Alexander Russo | December 13, 2012