California educators are getting ready to face new challenges and opportunities thanks to the governor’s new plan to fund a new initiative for online higher education. This plan could be a boon to the state’s education sector, but some state analysts aren’t satisfied with the plan. The state is also taking steps to make its economics programs more formalized, which could make them more appealing to international students. Meanwhile, the NSTA has unveiled a new book for teachers of three to seven-year-olds. The state’s Senate Education Committee also approved revised science standards for teachers.
AB 170 would allow teachers to get a teaching certification with a bachelor’s degree in education
The bill would also give teachers who hold a bachelor’s degree in education a tax credit for their bachelor’s degree. Although the new tax credit will benefit many teachers, not all will be able to take advantage of it. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, is a former teacher. The bill’s supporters include the Association of California School Administrators, Education Trust-West, and the California Federation of Teachers.
California has a major teacher shortage, but the problem is not evenly distributed. A recent study from the Learning Policy Institute found that the number of full- credentialed teachers in math and science declined by about a third between 2012 and 2016. AB 170, introduced by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell of Long Beach, is an attempt to combat the teacher shortage by allowing people with bachelor’s degrees in education to get their teaching certification.
Under the new legislation, elementary and middle school teachers will be able to major in education, while high school teachers will still need to have a degree in another field. This change would remove one of the major disincentives to teaching, a costly degree in a non-education field.
AB 234 would bring back the Assumption Program of Loan for Education
AB 234 is a bill that would bring back the Assumption Program, which provides $5 million in student loans to qualified teachers. Under this program, teachers can earn up to $11,000 in loan relief after four years of service in a low-performing school.
However, to be eligible for loan relief, a teacher must first complete a Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program and work in an eligible school for at least two years.
The bill also aims to expand the state’s After School Education and Safety Program, which serves children in grades TK through 9 in before and after-school programs. It would also establish a public review and discussion process for the program’s budget and other provisions. Additionally, the bill would amend existing laws and provide new funding for the program.
Los Angeles Unified School District’s unfair laborpractices complaint
Verceles’s unfair labor practices complaint against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) alleges that the District failed to investigate complaints of misconduct. Although the complaint cites this failure to investigate as a factor, it fails to allege that the District has a practice of failing to investigate complaints. Furthermore, Verceles’ unfair labor practices complaint does not allege that the District’s failure to investigate allegations of misconduct disproportionately affects protected groups.
UTLA, which represents over 34,000 LAUSD teachers, filed the unfair labor practices complaint against the LAUSD after the district announced that it would add four extra days to its school calendar. The union argues that the district failed to give the union proper notice and bargaining time before implementing the extra days. UTLA argues that the extended calendar was approved without the union’s input, a violation of the Educational Employment Relations Act.