Plan would make ‘massive shifts’ in special ed
[Cabinet Report, 1/20/15]
A state advisory group that has spent the last year devising a plan to restructure how special education is delivered, has reportedly come up with a long list of sweeping recommendations geared toward better integrating services for students with disabilities in the general education classroom.
Teacher survey: Change tenure, layoff laws
Gov. Jerry Brown said last week he’s open to changing tenure and other teacher employment laws at issue in the Vergara v. State of California lawsuit, and most teachers in a new survey say they want to change them, too.
Greenhut: State spends more to halt reform lawsuit
[San Diego Union Tribune, 1/13/15]: Another California election consequence: teachers' union gets it way on school lawsuit.
Budget lifts teacher preparation oversight
[Cabinet Report, 1/13/15]
After struggling for most of the past five years to balance its books, the state’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing would receive a fiscal boost from the general fund as part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal.