California Districts Deal With Teacher Shortage As School Year BeginsWith the new school year just around the corner, and in some districts, already underway, California is suffering from an acute shortage of qualified teachers. It's likely to get worse.
San Francisco Mayor Commits $44 Million To Teacher Housing ProjectMayor Ed Lee this week moved to commit $44 million in city funding toward building a long-delayed teacher housing project at a site in San Francisco’s Sunset District.
California Considers Exempting Teachers From State Income TaxA California State Senate proposal would make teachers exempt from the state income tax.
San Francisco School District Announces New Program To Alleviate Teacher ShortageThe newly created SFUSD Pathway to Teaching is a one-year credentialing program that will recruit and train new teachers.
Study: Only 17% Of California Homes Affordable On Average Teacher’s SalaryLess than 20 percent of California homes are affordable to teachers earning an average salary, and none of those homes are in Silicon Valley, according to a new analysis.
California Supreme Court Upholds Teacher Tenure LawIn a victory for teacher unions, the California Supreme Court has decided to let the state's teacher tenure law stand.
Teacher Shortage Has Bay Area School Districts Vying For Top TalentBay Area school districts are battling for teachers and some school districts are going to great lengths to attract top talent.
California Teachers: Campaign Causing Negative Impact In K-12 ClassroomsMore than six months before the presidential election, teachers from California and across the country are saying the campaign is having a negative effect on children and classrooms, particularly among minority students.
Fresno-Area School District Letting Teachers Carry Guns On CampusA school district near Fresno has reportedly allowed several high school teachers to carry guns on campus.
Eviction Protection For Teachers, Caregivers Gets Thumbs Up From San Francisco Board Of SupervisorsLegislation that would give San Francisco school employees, child caregivers and families new eviction protections during the school year received unanimous support from a Board of Supervisors committee Monday.
Oakland Unified Scrambles To Hire Dozens Of Teachers Before School Year BeginsChildren will be filling the halls of Oakland schools next week, but will there be teachers to greet them? A shortage of teachers has administrators scrambling to fill dozens of positions in the next few days.
Professor Says New Graduates Should Balance Work With Hands-On ActivitiesSoma Mei Sheng Frazier is an award-winning author, professor and chair of the English and Humanities Department at Bay Area-based Cogswell College.

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