The weight of the superintendency is heavy these days: Beleaguered staff. Exhausted teachers. Angry parents. So as districts enter the spring—prime superintendent-resignation season—it’s a good time to ask: Will it all come to a head in a wave of superintendents racing for the exit doors? Preliminary signs indicate an uptick in superintendent retirements and resignations…

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Deciding to leave any job can be hard, but for teachers, exiting the classroom can be downright heartbreaking. And yet about 8 percent of teachers leave the profession every year, federal data have long shown. Younger teachers, and those early in their careers, are among the most likely to leave teaching. And while trends in…

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As schools dramatically adjusted their instructional approaches and began leveraging technology to a greater extent in response to Covid, the Charter Schools Facility Center, an initiative within the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, asked what impact innovative approaches adopted more widely during the pandemic may have on the charter sector’s thoughts on the future…

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A recording of the School Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program Workshop is now available on the Energy Commission’s website. Click here for the recording. The Energy Commission was authorized by Assembly Bill (AB) 841 to design, administer, and implement the SEES Program. SEES includes two new grant programs for eligible parties within the service territories of…

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There’s a lot that is different this spring on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. It’s quieter, since coronavirus safety protocols restrict large gatherings, and the dorm common areas are often empty. But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: On most weekdays, you can find Lavonda Little at Reid Hall, a four-story…

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Hurtling toward the end of a hectic year, most K-12 and high school districts in California are intensely focused on reopening campuses and giving the Class of 2021 a final send-off to remember in June. The goal and operating assumption, many district administrators say, is they can do an in-person graduation, where seniors can walk across…

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CA teachers are ready to go back to the classroom. But the state’s largest union has a new ask: free child care for their own kids. The demand is salt in the wound for parents who struggled with distance learning at home amid intense reopening negotiations that have dragged on for a year. As part…

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A lawsuit by three San Diego County charter school networks that said they were wrongfully denied state funding now represents all 308 of California’s charter schools that provide online, home school and other nontraditional learning. Sacramento Superior Court Judge James Arguelles granted the plaintiffs in Reyes v. State of California class-action status in a recent…

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