Like many states around the country, California is facing a significant teacher shortage. According to the California Teachers Association, recruiting qualified teachers is a major challenge.
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We are now several years into the implementation of ESSA; we have the first full year of school data from the 2017–18 school year; and states are currently in the midst of annual school testing. So, it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at how states are faring under ESSA accountability. To do this, we’ll examine the data and dashboards of a few states selected to show a variety of different approaches to ESSA accountability.
So, what’s the best solution when district and school budgets are tight? Try applying for a grant! We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of grant programs that all California educators should be aware of, including state-specific programs and national awards offered by corporations, professional societies, and nonprofit organizations—all organized by category and application due date.*
As students are in the midst of summer break, planning for the 2018–19 school year is top of mind for California district and school administrators. To support you in the planning process, we've assembled a curated list of our best resources aligned to goals outlined by the California ESSA plan.
In recent months, a number of states have enacted changes in policy to bolster their support for the native languages of English language learners in their schools. These states are embracing the benefits of additive bilingualism. In its most robust form, additive bilingualism refers to an active policy of a school to provide core curricular instruction in the student’s native language, as well as teaching the student English.
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