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Graduate School of Education program enables student to earn debt-free master's degree
A new program offered through the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside, seeks to boost the number of fully credentialed special education teachers in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

Students accepted into the 2019 cohort of the UCR Special Education Scholars Program can earn both their master’s degrees in special education and their state-mandated education specialist instruction credentials — all without incurring debt. Find out more>>


RCOE Education Specialist Intern Program (Partnership with Tulare IMPACT Intern Program)
The Riverside County Office of Education, in partnership with Tulare County Office of Education, will be launching the Impact IE Intern Program, available to District Education Specialist Interns in Riverside County, in fall of 2018. The Framework for Teaching Pre-Service component consists of prerequisite coursework that must be completed by a potential intern prior to entering an intern program. Sessions will be offered in spring and summer 2018. The first step to registering and completing the Pre-Service component is to attend an Information Meeting.
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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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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.

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'Teachers have better work stories' says an ad campaign to stem California's teacher shortage
The campaign is a collaboration between theCalifornia Center on Teaching Careers,TEACH, a nonprofitwhich promotes teaching and theAd Council, a nonprofit that produces and distributes campaigns on “significant public issues.” Their plan is to air public service advertisements on television and radio. The campaign will also appear on social media and billboards.

Ad Council is in the process of placing the ads with its media partners. More>>

California Center on Teaching Careers’ first major push to solve teacher shortage in the state focuses on raising awareness of the creative, dynamic nature of teaching

TULARE, Calif. – The California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center), in partnership with TEACH and the Ad Council, has released a series of Public Service Advertisements (PSAs) designed to attract more candidates to the teaching profession. In a comprehensive campaign spanning TV, radio and social media, the PSAs will reach audiences across California to demonstrate the benefits of teaching through storytelling.

“We need to continue to change public perception of the teaching profession,” said Donna Glassman-Sommer, executive director of the Center. “Leading a 21st century classroom is an incredibly engaging, dynamic and rewarding career opportunity, with plenty of room to be creative and inspire real change. By showing compelling examples and encouraging teachers to share their own stories, our goal is to start a dialogue about what being a teacher is really all about.”
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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 »