Personnel, HR, unions
Dual-language immersion push reveals California teacher shortage
The California Department of Education is calling for schools to have half of all K-12 students on track for proficiency in two languages by the end of the next decade. But districts are facing another hurdle: A report shows that the number of teachers with bilingual certifications has decreased from about 1,500 annually in the 1990s to around 700 in 2015-16.
DA op-ed: The importance of leadership coaching
Research has found that school leaders most improve their leadership skills when they receive ongoing, individualized, and job-embedded support. Leadership coaching, if done well, can lead to improved student learning and a reduction in principal turnover.