Survey provides national snapshot of teacher attrition

As schools nationwide grapple with teacher shortages, recruiting and retaining educators remains a critical part of addressing students’ academic needs. According to the results from the Current Teacher and Former Teacher questionnaires of the 2021–22 Teacher Follow-up Survey, teacher attrition rates have remained steady. A […]

IQC approves revisions to local instructional materials adoption guidance

The Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) met on Jan. 24 to consider recommendations on the revised Guidance for Local Instructional Materials Adoptions, determine various leadership and committee positions and approve 2024 goals. While convening on Jan. 23 for an orientation, four new commissioners appointed by the […]

CCEE’s professional learning community model has promising first year, report finds

Teachers, who too often are left to work in isolation and lack instructional support or clear expectations, are struggling to help students rebound academically and personally post-pandemic. Policy Analysis for California Education’s (PACE) December report What Does It Take to Accelerate the Learning of Every […]

Innovative literacy programs in Oakland USD proving successful

A duo of recent reports from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) detail a movement of community involvement taking place in Oakland’s education system that is improving literacy rates. Communities in the driver’s seat: Intensive training, deep investment power parent-led literacy programs in Oakland […]

Staffing increased to support academic recovery in 2022–23 school year

An estimated 187,000 more adults provided high-intensity tutoring, mentoring, college and career advising or wraparound supports during the 2022–23 school year through the National Partnership for Student Success — a public-private partnership spearheading the White House tutoring initiative — according to a report from the […]

Report finds students are experiencing more cyberbullying, teachers are seeing more verbal abuse

The National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics released their annual report on indicators of school crime and safety for 2022 and found that the rate of cyberbullying among students doubled from 8 to 16 percent from 2009–10 and 2019–20, though rates […]

New poll shows educators want to incorporate lessons in climate sustainability

Teachers in the U.S. are just as likely as their global peers to believe in the importance and value of teaching about sustainable development, but more likely than their global counterparts to report lacking the support, time and expertise needed to incorporate sustainable development into […]

Humboldt COE is expanding its global partnership program

Humboldt County is known primarily for its Redwood National and State Parks, but education leaders are actively boosting the region’s profile as a key player in providing youth a “global education.” Since 2019, the Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) has partnered with Taiwan to […]

IQC suggests changes to local instructional materials adoption guidance

At the Sept. 20 meeting of the Instructional Quality Commission, members opted to push off a vote on approving proposed revisions to the “Guidance for Local Instructional Materials Adoptions” until November to allow for additional updates and another public comment period. First drafted in 1989, […]