Special Education Task Force Project Summary
This document provides a summary of the overarching questions that will guide the work to be undertaken by the Special Education Task Force.
November 15, 2013
Directors Named to Lead Statewide Special Education Task Force
The Task Force on Special Education will analyze California's complex systems for serving students with disabilities and forward recommendations to the State Board of Education, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the California Department of Education for consideration.
November 14, 2013
The Governor announces new appointments to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Governor Brown has appointed Kirsten Barnes, Mary Jones, Ref Rodriguez and Juliet Tiffany-Morales to serve on the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. A press release from the Governor's Office with information regarding these and other appointments is available here.
July 16, 2013
Commission Responds to NCTQ Report
Executive Director, Dr. Mary Vixie Sandy, and Commission Chair, Dr. Linda Darling Hammond, respond to the June 2013 report from the National Council on Teacher Quality rating teacher preparation programs nationally.
June 26, 2013
Number of Fully Credentialed Teachers Increases - Decrease Continues for New Teaching Credentials
The number of fully-credentialed teachers inched up to 98.4 percent (from 98.3% in 2011) of all California public school teachers in 2011-12 according to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's annual Teacher Supply in California report. Over the last five years, the number of fully-credentialed teachers has increased two percent.
Marking the eighth consecutive year in which the total number of initial teaching credentials issued has dropped, California saw a 12 percent decrease in the number of newly issued credentials in 2011-12. This decrease is across all three types of preliminary teaching credentials (Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Education Specialist credentials) and represents a nearly 30 percent decline in the past five years in the number of initial and new type teaching credentials issued.
April 24, 2013
Commission grants Eminence credential in Drama to Nancy Cassaro-Fracchiolla of Off Broadway fame
At its June 13 meeting, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing awarded an Eminence credential to Nancy Cassaro-Fracchiolla, creator of the hit Tony n' Tina's Wedding, the longest running production in Off Broadway history.
June 13, 2013