Gov. Brown targets teacher preparation
Taking on an issue that has received relatively short shrift in the raft of reforms being implemented in California schools, Gov. Jerry Brown ventured for the first time during his governorship into the challenge of preparing – and retaining – teachers.
Oakland teachers curtail workload while they wait for contract
[Oakland Tribune, 1/7/15]
Frustrated with the pace of contract negotiations, teachers at Montera Middle School are no longer leading after-school tutoring, sports or student clubs and are not assigning homework, union officials say.http://www.insidebayarea.com/my-town/ci_27268274/oakland-teachers-curtail-workload-while-they-wait-contract