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Teachers Are Missing More School, and There Are Too Few Substitutes
In some districts, teachers are taking more sick days since the pandemic. A shortage of substitutes can make matters worse.
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Why California Might Mandate the ‘Science of Reading’ in All Schools
A new Assembly bill introduced today would require all California schools to teach students to read using the “science of reading,” a phonics-based approach that research shows is a more effective way to teach literacy.
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California Law Introduced to Reduce Police Calls on K-12 Campuses
A measure was introduced by Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) this week designed to reduce the police calls on students with alleged behavioral issues in class in K-12 schools.
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Strategic, sustainable residencies can help solve the teacher shortage
Public schools in California are facing historic staffing challenges: rising rates of dissatisfaction and burnout within the current workforce and unprecedented shortages of future teachers, as increased housing and education costs deter potential teachers from entering the field.
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California adding apprenticeships to teacher recruitment toolbox
California teacher apprenticeship program will allow candidates to earn while they learn.
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To Settle a Lawsuit, California Will Shift $2 Billion to Students Hurt by Pandemic Shutdowns
California has agreed to direct $2 billion to evidence-based supports for children who were hurt most by learning disruptions during the pandemic, settling a long-running class-action lawsuit.
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Test scores in Berkeley have rebounded faster than in most California districts
A new study shows Berkeley elementary and middle school students are actually doing better academically than before the pandemic.
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Data theft plaguing K-12 schools after holiday season attacks
Schools across the U.S. remain fertile targets for hackers, with a slate of K-12 entities contending with cyberattacks and data thefts following the holiday season.
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Spike in San Diego homeless students
San Diego city schools see seven-year high in the number of homeless students.
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2023 average teacher pay for each Sacramento CA schools
Average teacher pay in California rose. Some school districts in Sacramento area saw increases up to 10%. Highest-paid in Silicon Valley.
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A second one-day teachers strike is happening this Monday
Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Samantha Becotte announces a second provincewide one-day teachers strike in a call with reporters Thursday.
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Opinion: The musical gift Los Angeles offers public school kids
L.A. is a bastion of music education in public classrooms compared with most of the country, where participation in the arts largely depends on whether your parents can pay for it.
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Attorneys Seek to Compel Calif. District to Reinstate Teachers
Attorneys for two San Diego middle school teachers who were put on administrative leave after refusing to abide by a school district policy regarding their students' gender identity are seeking to sanction the district for disobeying a court order to reinstate the teachers.
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The 10 best — and 10 worst — public schools in California
When it comes to education, every parent wants the best for their children.
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Budget cuts are coming for San Diego Unified schools as state faces deficit and pandemic relief funds dry up
Reductions will affect staff in the district, which this year is offering $1,000 to employees who declare early their intent to retire.
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