Teacher-Recruitment Challenges: A Special Report

This special report explores the factors behind the recent teacher shortages in many areas and highlights initiatives designed to improve district hiring processes and tap new pools of prospective educators. Intended to give education leaders actionable intelligence on the teacher-recruitment landscape today, the stories examine both larger policy issues and more discrete school human resource practices.


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The Las Vegas-area district, along with state officials and stakeholders, has had to experiment with a number of increasingly urgent initiatives designed to tap new pools of potential teachers.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

Advocates say that making better use of analytics and screening tools in recruitment processes can improve schools' hiring outcomes across a number of areas.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

Districts' human resource directors are starting to see platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn as key tools for reaching the current generation of prospective educators.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

For big-city districts, Puerto Rico and Spain have becoming recruiting hot spots amid a shortage of teachers for dual-immersion and English-as-a-second-language programs.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

Diversity-centered recruitment initiatives often target the two largest minority groups: African-Americans and Hispanics. Advocates say more efforts are needed to boost the numbers of other underrepresented ethnicities.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

Educators Rising, part of PDK International, provides resources and support to school leaders in an effort to build stronger local pipelines of future educators.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

Through new offerings and partnerships, education schools are looking for ways to bring more prospective candidates into the field.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

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