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How Many Job Openings Are There in Public Schools?
See how many unfilled jobs there are in public schools in recent months, and how the number of open positions has grown over the last decade.
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Staffing Our Schools Special Report Tackling the School Staffing Crisis
Modifying schedules, expanding the use of contractors and emergency certified teachers, and other tactics schools are trying.
June 29, 2022
An electric vehicle charging station pictured in New Rochelle, New York on June 5, 2022.
An electric vehicle charging station pictured in New Rochelle, N.Y. An upstate school district hopes that its investment in EV charging stations will appeal to new and existing staff members.
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Recruitment & Retention One School District's Unusual Recruitment Tactic
Can a rural district in New York entice staff with a commuting perk?
Mark Lieberman, June 29, 2022
4 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Contractors Are Filling Staffing Gaps in Schools. Know the Benefits and the Drawbacks
Schools turn to private companies for help filling positions with no local job candidates. It can be costly, but some say it's a big help.
Mark Lieberman, June 29, 2022
7 min read
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Recruitment & Retention The Latest Perk Schools Are Using to Attract Teachers: 4-Day Weeks
The pros, the cons, and the unknowns of a shorter school week.
Elizabeth Heubeck, June 29, 2022
8 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Push Is on to Grow and Nurture Latino Teacher Pipeline
Latinos for Education has created a new advisory council to better inform federal policies on hiring and retaining more Latino educators.
Ileana Najarro, June 24, 2022
3 min read
Recruitment & Retention Spotlight Spotlight on Staffing Challenges
This Spotlight will help you see how one principal dodged the staffing shortage, look at ways to build a healthier school culture, and more.
June 20, 2022
New Mexico Army National Guard specialist Michael Stockwell helps Alamogordo High School freshman Aiden Cruzon Feb. 8, 2022, in Alamogordo, N.M. Dozens of National Guard Army and Air Force troops in New Mexico stepped in to assist with the shortage of teachers and school staff members during the coronavirus pandemic.
New Mexico Army National Guard specialist Michael Stockwell helps Alamogordo High School freshman Aiden Cruzon Feb. 8, 2022, in Alamogordo, N.M. Dozens of National Guard Army and Air Force troops in New Mexico stepped in to assist with the shortage of teachers and school staff members during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Recruitment & Retention Video How Can We Solve the Teacher Staffing Shortage?
Peter DeWitt and his guests discuss how leaders can create an environment in which educators feel valued and rewarded for their work.
Peter DeWitt, June 16, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Why Understanding Principal Turnover Is Important for Teacher Retention
A new study on principals in Texas argues that longer principal tenure can have positive effects on teacher retention.
Denisa R. Superville, June 15, 2022
5 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Schools Warned to Expect Wage Pressures for the Foreseeable Future
A report from the Fitch Ratings says districts with low credit ratings may find it hard to entice workers amid staff shortages.
Mark Lieberman, June 15, 2022
1 min read
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Angela Alfaro, a paraprofessional at Pascual LeDoux Academy in Denver, holds out a bag for students to drop their trash in after lunch, one of many duties she performs to help the classroom run smoothly.
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Staffing Our Schools Special Report Why Staffing Schools Is Harder Than Ever
Why schools are struggling to recruit and retain staff and how it affects student learning.
June 15, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Collection Staffing Our Schools
Why schools are struggling to recruit and retain staff and how education leaders can start to solve the problem.
June 15, 2022
Angela Alfaro, a paraprofessional at Pascual LeDoux Academy, works on counting with a student on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Pascual LeDoux Academy in Denver.
Angela Alfaro, a paraprofessional, works on counting with a student at Pascual LeDoux Academy in Denver.
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Recruitment & Retention From Our Research Center Paraprofessionals: As the 'Backbones' of the Classroom, They Get Low Pay, Little Support
They are critical to student learning and well-being, but often find better pay and benefits in other fields.
Madeline Will, June 15, 2022
10 min read
Recruitment & Retention Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Staffing Issues Are Not New. What Do We Do for Next Year?
School staffing shortages are a critical issue. Learn what schools can do to retain and recruit high quality and engaging teachers.
June 15, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Using Virtual Teachers to Help Fill Vacancies: Some Pros and Cons
For-profit companies offer districts the opportunity to fill hard-to-staff positions with virtual teachers.
Alyson Klein, May 31, 2022
3 min read