U.S. Department of Education officials highlight funding and partnership opportunities to address teacher shortages

States and K-12 and university systems must work together to bolster preparation efforts to address the teacher shortage, officials said during an April 7 webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Education (Education Department), which emphasized ways in which federal funding can be leveraged to […]

School staff report wanting to leave profession, citing violence from students and parents

Nearly half of teachers and a third of administrators said they are planning or want to quit or transfer jobs due to concerns about school climate and safety, according to a recent report from the American Psychological Association’s task force on violence against educators and […]

CSBA examines UTK implementation considerations, insights in new policy brief and webinar

With local educational agencies preparing to create or expand transitional kindergarten offerings in the coming years, CSBA has developed a variety of resources to support these efforts. A new research and policy brief, “Advancing Universal Transitional Kindergarten — Questions for School Board Members,” a corresponding […]

Where might teacher housing work? Activating public school owned land in California for education workforce housing

By Sydney Maves While California’s deepening housing crisis continues to affect residents across the state, an overlooked sector of California’s workforce — teachers and other employees working in the public school system — are struggling to find affordable housing in the communities where they work […]

Teacher Residency Program hitting goals; needs long-term financial support

The 2018–19 state budget included one-time funding of $75 million for the Teacher Residency Program intended to address teacher shortages, especially in the areas of special education and STEM, and for teachers who are bilingual. This program pairs local educational agencies with institutes of higher […]

Webinar offers advice on recruiting staff for summer programs

After local educational agencies struggled to staff programs last summer, even with additional funding, “Innovative Staff Recruitment Strategies,” a Feb. 22 webinar hosted by the Partnership for Children & Youth examined recruitment strategies for education leaders to consider while planning for this year. The fourth […]