Thursday April 7, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
K-12 and Higher Education: Shortage of Public School Teachers and Other Issues & Opportunities

Join us for an informal discussion about issues and opportunities impacting K-12 and higher education, including the shortage of public school teachers, Common Core and its implications for higher education, and other emerging K-12 / higher ed topics.

The Chart Book, which contains charts and graphs illustrating important points from the Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage:
http://learningpolicyinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Teacher-shortage-Chart-Book.pdf

LPI policy brief - Teacher Residencies: Building a High-Power Sustainable Workforce, that accompanies the full report:
http://learningpolicyinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/LPI-Brief-TeacherResidencies.pdf

The full  LPI report and the subset of power points:
http://learningpolicyinstitute.org/addressing-ca-teacher-shortage/

Article on teacher residencies as an approach to dealing with the teacher shortage:
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on_california/2016/02/california_should_invest_in_teacher_residencies.html?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=oncalifornia

The Need for High-Impact Teacher Preparation:
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/top_performers/2016/02/high-performance_teacher_education_an_essential_component_of_the_new_system.html

Article about CA State teacher shortage:
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/State-teacher-shortage-threatens-students-6869496.php

Christopher Cross
WSCUC Commissioner, Public Member
Chairman of Cross & Joftus, LLC
Leah Williams
WSCUC Commissioner, Public Member
General Counsel, WestEd
Margaret Gaston
WSCUC Commissioner, Public Member
Gaston Education Policy Associates