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Morning Read: Legislators look for solutions to CA’s teacher shortage

LA School Report | February 3, 2016

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Legislators challenge Sacramento to tackle teacher shortage
Three California lawmakers have introduced a package of bills designed to attract new teachers to the profession.
EdSource, by Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald

As California faces a dire teacher shortage, should other states worry too?
A new report suggests that California should expand routes to the classroom to fill positions, including recruiting teachers as early as high school.
Hechinger Report, by Jackie Mader

More money buoys California schools, but challenges remain
Up and down California, public schools are enjoying a rapid rise in state funding.
CALmatters, by Judy Lin

Gov. Brown not ready to engage on ‘adequacy
The debate over adequacy in school funding and what it means has raged for decades and led to dozens of lawsuits brought by advocates.
Cabinet Report, by Kimberly Beltran

Students play mind games in National Science Bowl regional competition
More than 100 students from high schools throughout Southern California took part in the competition, which marked its 24th year at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Los Angeles Times, by Ryan Fonseca and Kelly Corrigan

Fire investigated as arson at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights
The flames began inside trash cans placed around a one-story bungalow being used as a temporary classroom. It was contained to that building and knocked down by 4:15 a.m.
City News Service

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