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.…California Education News Read More