Personnel, HR, unions
Movers and Shakers: School leaders take on student success initiatives, change districts
Jeffery Smith (top, left) boosts graduation rate and lowers dropout rate for Virginia district; John Jungmann (top, right) launches Missouri district collaboratives; LeVar Ammons (bottom, left) becomes director of equity and student success in Illinois; and Michael Looney (bottom, right) is heading up a Georgia district.
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.