Facing shortages, LAUSD stepping up efforts to find special ed teachers
Facing a statewide and national trend in a shortage of special education teachers, LA Unified officials are mounting an aggressive campaign to find them. And, if they can’t find them, the district is training the teachers themselves. “We are out and relentless as far as it goes for teachers, because university enrollment is down for...
By Mike Szymanski | October 16, 2015
National Council on Teacher Quality: Ed majors have it too easy
College students who major in education find an easier path to high grades and graduation compared with their peers with other majors, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The report, “Easy A’s and What’s Behind Them,” studied graduation data from 500 higher education institutions and found that 44...
By Craig Clough | November 12, 2014
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
Stanford Helping Teachers with Common Core Discussion
Stanford University is offering a free and online course this fall, focusing on classroom dialogue among students to improve their interactions, as required by the new Common Core standards. The course asks participants to analyze and share examples of student conversations from their own classrooms. As part of the Common Core standards, students evaluate and...
By Chase Niesner | September 23, 2013
Hot Ticket: Teacher-Led Common Core Training Session
A teacher-led conference tomorrow focusing on the “what, how and why” of the new Common Core curriculum is shaping up to be popular with LAUSD teachers. Run by Teach Plus, a non-profit that focuses on teacher training, “Launch LA Common Core” was originally planned for 800 teachers who wanted to learn more about the new...
By LA School Report | August 23, 2013