Monday, February 8, 2016

Credentialing commission considers slowing rotation of substitute teachers | EdSource

Credentialing commission considers slowing rotation of substitute teachers | EdSource:

Credentialing commission considers slowing rotation of substitute teachers

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing this week will consider whether to create a new teaching permit in place of a decades-old permit that limits the amount of time substitutes can fill in for teachers on medical and other legally required leave.
The time limits expose students unnecessarily to a string of rotating substitute teachers, which educators have long complained interrupts classroom instruction and exposes students to  instructors with a range of teaching styles and with varying levels of competence and expertise.
The issue is attracting additional attention because school districts throughout California are increasingly having to rely on substitute teachers without full credentials to blunt the impact of a growing teacher shortage in almost every subject area.
But that strategy has been complicated by an “Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit” created by the credentialing commission more than three Credentialing commission considers slowing rotation of substitute teachers | EdSource:


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