Lessons learned from a Los Angeles teacher residency program

Working intentionally to recruit and create pathways into teaching, encouraging strong mentors and mentor–mentee relationships, offering new teachers a community of peers, and having adequate and focused program staff capacity are some elements of a successful residency program, according to Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ […]

Math teachers need guidance to better support and instruct youth

California is poised this year to adopt a new statewide math framework that will drive curriculum decisions and pedagogical approaches for years to come. This provides ample opportunity for education leaders to better support educators in offering standards-aligned instruction, according to a new Rand Corporation […]

How parents, teachers and LEAs can help students read by third grade

Almost 60 percent of children in California don’t meet state standards for reading by third grade. A recent EdSource webinar “Reading by third grade: What parents and teachers can do” provided parents and educators who are on the front lines of the “literacy crisis” an opportunity […]

CSBA webinar explores the basics of trauma-informed education

Trauma is a complex subject and the events or conditions that cause it or how it will manifest itself vary by individual.   During CSBA’s Feb. 21 webinar “Trauma-Informed Education: What governance teams need to know,” attendees learned about principles and strategies of equity-centered, trauma-informed education […]

Cultivating recruitment, retention and school climate to increase teacher diversity

Research demonstrates the cyclical relationship between school climate and teacher recruitment and retention. A positive climate can improve a school’s ability to recruit and retain qualified, diverse educators, while having these educators can improve school climate. That’s why it’s so critical that local educational agencies […]

Fresno County teacher residency programs show success in retaining educators

As schools grapple with teacher shortages exacerbated by poor retention rates, the Golden Bell award-winning Fresno Rural Teacher Residency Program can act as an example of what works when it comes to training and retaining educators in often difficult-to-staff areas. Under the Office of the […]

Educator and author Brandon P. Fleming reminds AEC audience to lead with love in their work

CSBA’s 2022 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Diego Dec. 1-3 attracted approximately 3,500 attendees, breaking recent attendance records, and included three insightful General Sessions. Nationally acclaimed educator and award-winning author of Miseducated, Brandon P. Fleming, reminded attendees of AEC’s First General Session […]

National data shines light on challenges surrounding staffing shortages

Schools across the country continue to face challenges related to teacher vacancies, supply chain issues and more — particularly those in low-income areas serving more minority students, according to data released Dec. 6 by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). […]