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Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage: An Analysis of Sources and Solutions

After many years of teacher layoffs in California, school districts around the state are hiring again. With the influx of new K–12 funding, districts are looking to lower student-teacher ratios and reinstate classes and programs that were reduced or eliminated during the Great Recession. However, mounting evidence indicates that teacher supply has not kept pace with the increased demand. This report examines indicators of current shortages, discusses their impact on students, analyzes factors that influence teacher supply and demand in California and nationally, and recommends policies to...

Early Identification and Intervention Systems in California

NCG member, Harder+Company Community Research has released this new report, Early Identification and Intervention Systems in California , identifying the problems in early childhood development and guiding families to effective interventions. Read the Report >


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