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Spotlight: Yadira Arellano and Teaching Dual Enrollment

“Educator Spotlight” highlights practitioners and researchers in order to learn student success strategies from them. These strategies can be evidence-based, research-based, and/or promising practices.
Yadira Arellano, Dual Enrollment Faculty, Rio Hondo College, El Camino College, and East Los Angeles College Read more at: http://www.continuous-learner.com/2018/08/spotlight-yadira-arellano-teaching-dual.html

Taking the Long View: State Efforts to Solve Teacher Shortages by Strengthening the Profession

Taking the Long View: State Efforts to Solve Teacher Shortages by Strengthening the Profession focuses on six evidence-based policies that states are pursuing to address their teacher shortages by strengthening, rather than weakening, their educator workforce. It also takes a close look at the state of Washington, where state policymakers have taken a comprehensive approach to addressing teacher shortages and improving the educator workforce by implementing many of the evidence-based policies described in the report. Read more here: https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/long-view-report

Fix California’s shortage of qualified teachers, or Brown’s school reforms will fail

As budget negotiations move into their final stages, California policymakers must make a decision that will have profound consequences for California’s public school students and the state’s future: Are they ready to make the serious investments necessary to resolve California’s severe teacher shortages and build the strong and stable workforce needed to prepare our students for the high-tech, knowledge-based economy they will enter?
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum

Congratulations to the Hartnell/CSUMB Teacher Pathway graduating students!

The Hartnell Graduates, Dr. Lewallen, Superintendent/President (left), Dr. Pinet, Dean of Academic Affairs, Hartnell College (left, next to Dr. Lewallen), Dr. Alavarado, Dean of the School of Education, CSUMB (right)

The first cohort of the Hartnell/CSUMB Teacher Pathway graduation ceremony took place on May 16, 2018, in King City, welcoming students and families alike with smiles on their face. The Teacher Pathway program would not have been possible without generous funding from the State Chancellor’s office and from the Claire Giannini Fund.  President Lewallen spoke to the students about their future and praised their success. Starting this Fall, the students will pursue two more years of study with CSUMB teaching at the Hartnell King City Center, pioneering the very first baccalaureate program offered in South County. The second cohort of over 40 students is continuing in the Fall, with the third cohort getting ready to start. As we grow our own, these local graduates will be well placed to address the dire need for quality teachers and stability in our region.

Articles & News on Teacher Preparation

High school students earn honors in state competition for aspiring teachers. Click here for the full article at the OCDE Newsroom.

Carolyn Jones from EdSource shares insights into the teacher shortage. Click here.

Louis Freedberg from EdSource discusses teacher shortages in California. Click here.

This CNN article provides insight into the issues with teacher shortages. Click here.

The Mercury News article discusses various strategies around teacher retention. Click here.

The teacher shortage crisis is explained in detail by The San Diego Union Tribune. Click here.

Data points from the California Teachers Association on the teacher shortage crisis. Click here.

Our strategies, tools & resources support community colleges in developing innovative teacher preparation programs that boost the number and diversity of students entering the education field, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and career technical education (CTE).