Human Resources

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  • Full-scale arrest blemishing response to bullying

    (Calif.) Officials at a Southern California K-8 district continue to struggle with fallout from a September court ruling on school bullying as a countywide spate of student suicides also bewilders the community.

  • Improper teaching assignments increase, likely under-reported

    (Calif.) The number of teachers working outside their authorized area of specialty at the state’s lowest performing schools increased for the first time in 15 years after hitting record lows in 2015–but some education officials say the problem is likely worse than what’s been reported.

  • School boards: Native American kids need more support

    (Calif.) While schools have had some success in reducing chronic absenteeism, expulsion and dropout rates throughout the state, more targeted efforts will be needed to improve outcomes of Native American youth, according to a report released this month from the California School Boards Association.

  • Hawaii ed. officials facing low teacher retention rates

    (Hawaii) Close to half of teachers in Hawaii are leaving the profession or the state altogether within five years of entering the classroom, posing a significant problem for the state Education Department, which is already facing issues in attracting teachers.

  • Applications are in for teacher residency grants

    (Calif.) State officials have begun sorting through applications for a share of the $50 million Teacher Residency Grant program, one of two funded in this year’s budget aimed at improving the state’s teacher shortage.