Category: teacher shortage

California Children Struggling to Recover From Pandemic Academically, Mentally: Report

California children are still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic both academically and mentally, according to a new report from research organization Children Now. “Children in California … have not bounced back from the pandemic,” Children Now President Ted Lempert said in a Jan. 26 statement. “Too many kids are not thriving today and…


Australian Education Ministers Discuss How to Address the Teacher Shortage Crisis

Australia’s state, territory, and federal education ministers met in Canberra to discuss issues causing teachers to leave the occupation in droves, including pay and workloads, and how governments can support new and mid-career professionals transition into the classroom. Representatives of teachers from every state and territory were given a platform to bring up issues and…


Nearly 20 Percent of LA Unified Teachers Not Fully Credentialed in 2020–21 School Year: State Report

Nearly one in five classrooms in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) were taught by teachers without full credentials during the 2020–21 school year, according to a June 30 report by the California Department of Education. While 83 percent of LAUSD teachers are considered “clear,” or fully credentialed to teach in their assigned classrooms,…


LA Unified Needs to Fill Thousands of Staff, Teacher Vacancies in 2 Months

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is looking to fill up to 1,000 staff positions and 1,500 teaching positions for the upcoming 2022–23 school year. Open positions are in various areas, including clerical and administration, janitorial services, food services, school safety, transportation, early education, and special education. All applicants must be U.S….


California Officials Call for Funding to Hire More Asian-Language Teachers

LOS ANGELES—State legislators joined a June 6 news briefing, addressing what they call an accredited ethnic language teacher shortage in California, and calling on the state to fix it with a one-time $5 million funding package. The funding is intended to support California State Universities’ (CSU) Asian Bilingual Teacher Education Program Consortium, a multi-campus effort…


California Officials Call for Funding to Train More Asian-Language Teachers

State legislators joined a June 6 news briefing, addressing what they call an accredited ethnic language teacher shortage in California, and calling on the state to fix it with a one-time $5 million funding package. The funding is intended to support California State Universities’ (CSU) Asian Bilingual Teacher Education Program Consortium, a multi-campus effort to…


US Schools Facing Mass Exodus of Teachers Who Won’t Return This Fall

With the end of the academic year in sight, an overwhelming number of educators are planning to close the book on their teaching careers. Much of this stems from post-pandemic classroom behavioral challenges with students and ongoing staff shortages that create excessive workloads for teachers. Many educators who have 25 years or more under their…


LA Unified to Fill 400 Teaching Positions With Admins, Staff Amid Teacher Shortage

LOS ANGELES—Facing a shortage of about 400 teachers, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) officials announced plans to temporarily fill those positions with administrators and other district staff. LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho—who took office in February—said on April 11 he plans to fill the 400 vacant teaching positions by drawing from a pool of about…


Tens of Thousands of Australian Teachers Strike for Better Workloads and Salaries

Public school teachers and principals in New South Wales (NSW) have walked off the job for 24 hours over workloads and salaries and the staff shortages they result in. According to the NSW Teachers Federation figures, more than 15,000 teachers gathered at Sydney’s Hyde Park and marched towards the state parliament house on Macquarie Street….


Thousands of Teachers in Australian State Suspended Over Vaccination Status

The state of New South Wales (NSW) has lost up to 4,900 teachers who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and refuse to book an appointment to get jabbed. The news of the staff loss comes as the deadline for mandatory vaccinations for all teaching and non-teaching staff in NSW schools came on Monday….