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Work 5+ Days in August for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in August, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. The more days you work, the more chances you gain to win one of these awesome prizes! 
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Congratulations to Our July 2019 Raffle Winners!
Each month, we give away more than $1,000 worth of exciting prizes to some lucky employees who meet or exceed certain work frequency and performance qualifications. We want to reward our most dedicated people with an opportunity to win something big! We’re pleased to announce the winners of last month’s raffle:
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Understanding California’s Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit
States manage their substitute teachers through credentialing requirements that specify the standards highly qualified candidates must possess. In this way, the state Department of Education can control the quality and skill level of its educators and ascertain that all meet a minimum acceptable level of qualification.  These requirements may be amended or exempted as needs
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What Happens During Teacher Absences Last Day of Term
Though everyone looks forward to the end of the school year, the time is not without challenges. Grades are due, and records must be finalized and filed. Evaluation meetings are scheduled in between school ceremonies and end-of-year picnics. Classrooms must be packed up to facilitate the deep summer cleaning. Not to mention, students are at
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5 Tips for Substitute Teachers in High School Classrooms
High school students are generally independent and capable of working somewhat autonomously. Most are capable of abstract thinking and problem-solving. When detailed lesson plans are available, a substitute teacher may be able to give directions, then support students as they work through their assignments independently. Having competent and confident substitutes ready to fill high school
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The Crucial Link Between Teacher Absence and Student Achievement
Though student achievement is affected by many factors, research suggests that teacher quality is the most significant among the school-related factors. And with family and community issues much more difficult to address, policymakers tend to prioritize teacher effectiveness as a means of impacting student outcomes.  Teacher effectiveness is influenced by both personal characteristics and professional
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What Are California’s Substitute Teacher Requirements?
As schools are staffing for the 2019-2020 school year, it is once again necessary to examine the mismatch between supply and demand. School districts in California and across the country are forced to deal with an inadequate supply of fully credentialed and willing candidates for classroom teaching positions. This also has unfortunate consequences for the
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How to Deal With Teacher Absence Due To Stress
Teaching has become one of the most stressful occupations. With pressures like high-stakes testing, school security concerns, and teacher shortages, nearly half of teachers surveyed recently by Gallup noted experiencing “high stress” daily. This ties teaching with nursing as the highest stress jobs. By some estimates, nearly 50% of teachers leave the profession within the
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Congratulations to Our June Employees of the Month!
Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select four employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from June 2019! Marva Wilkins, CA Joining ESS in January 2019, Marva has worked 91 assignments for the San Lorenzo School District. She proves to be an extremely
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Should You Write a Teacher Absence Letter to Parents?
Every year, schools deal with teacher absences and the resulting ramifications for their students. But what happens when a teacher’s absence is extended due to maternity/paternity or family medical leave? Are special preparations required on the part of school administration?   Paving the way for a long-term substitute is a proactive plan for success. Parental concerns
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