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Teaching Supply

"Teacher Shortages and Surpluses"

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Too few states are using data to determine if their supply of teachers is meeting the demand of school districts, concludes a report from the National Council on Teacher Quality, a Washington-based research and advocacy group that tracks teacher policies.

Currently, 29 states track the number of teacher-preparation graduates and their certification fields, the report says. Only eight states compare those numbers against local districts' hiring statistics to make sure teacher-prep programs are producing the candidates districts need.

To expand the pool of teachers in hard-to-staff areas like math and science, the report says states should be willing to pay more for relevant experience in those areas. Schools could also consider hiring part-time teachers with expertise for those hard-to-staff subjects, according to the report.

Vol. 37, Issue 23, Page 5

Published in Print: March 7, 2018, as Teaching Supply
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