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CTI has been honored this year with a Golden Bell Award as a program of excellence by the California School Boards Association (CSBA). The CSBA Golden Bell Awards, now in its 38th year, promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education.

Accepting the award are CTI Executive Director, Barbara Howard, Director of Induction, Tonya Almeida, and Administrator, Angel VanHorn.

You can read more about CSBA and the Golden Bell Award here:

Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave - (TPSL)
TPSL allows an employing agency to fill a position where the teacher of record is unable to teach due to a statutory leave with a temporary teacher of record for the duration of the leave.
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First Issue of Equity in Action, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Welcome to the very first issue of Equity in Action, a quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed about the equity work in the Leadership Institute of Riverside County.  At the third annual Excellence Through Equity Conference, held on September 15–16, 2016, in Indian Wells, we welcomed more than 600 community and education leaders, all focused on the mission of providing equitable learning for all students.  More>>

California’s Teacher Workforce in Context
Demand for New Teachers Fluctuates With Changes in School Funding and Based on State Class-Size Policy More »

What California School Districts Can Do to Address the Teacher Shortage
California policymakers are examining a range of state-level responses to the teacher shortage. More »

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Teachers Know Best
Throughout the research conducted for this report, a clear consensus of the elements needed for effective, next-generation professional development has emerged. More »

California Schools on a Teacher Hiring Binge
After years of pink slips and layoffs, California schools have emerged from the recesssion with plans to hire 21,500 teachers for the 2015-16 academic year. More »

Revolving Door of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year
Nearly half of all beginning teachers will leave their classrooms within five years, only to be replaced by another fresh-faced educator. More »

Update: Superintendent's Quality Professional Learning Standards
The instructional Quality Commission has released new Quality Professional Learning Standards for public review and comment. More »

Preparing World-Class Teachers
Despite the fundamentally important role of teachers in our public school system, how they are prepared is receiving far less attention than other current reforms. More »

Eight Qualities of a Great Teacher Mentor
How can veteran teachers help their newer colleagues to succeed? Kimberly Long discusses the importance of a good teacher mentor and gives some advice to teachers trying to become mentors. More »

SCHOOLS: Program aims to support new teachers
Riverside County schools offers mentoring, advice and resources to new educators learning to deal with students’ needs. More »

Teacher Attrition - New Alliance Report
Teacher attrition costs United States up to $2.2 billion annually, says New Alliance Report. The report includes state-by-state teacher attrition costs, says comprehensive induction programs can improve teaching effectiveness and retain high-quality teachers. More »