Human Resources - Page 2

  • State welcomes spike in new teacher credentials

    (Ark.) The number of beginning teachers in Arkansas reached a 10-year high this past school year–a cause of celebration in a state that has struggled with chronic shortages in the past.

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  • Parents picked up for children’s continued truancy

    (La.) One District Attorney’s office in Louisiana has taken a hard stance on truancy, and issued nearly 20 bench warrants earlier this month as a last resort for parents and guardians who failed to show up for their Truancy Court date.

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  • New workgroup to examine CTE credentialing difficulties

    (Calif.) The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved the launch of a workgroup that will include WestEd, the California Department of Education and other stakeholders with an interest in increasing the number of teachers with career technical education credentials.

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  • School entry immunization totals remain high

    (Calif.) The percentage of kindergartners entering school last fall that received all the required vaccinations dropped slightly to 95.1 percent—but still stayed above the 94 percent threshold to protect against community outbreaks.

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  • Time to replace study hall with core classes?

    (Mass.) It is a question that educators and budget analysts have asked time and time again—whether schools should do away with study periods. Now a district in Massachusetts is poised to find out with an expected boost in state support of $3.4 million, some of which would be used to replace study hall with core course work.

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