January 9, 2003
Education Week, Vol. 22, Issue 17
Education Hiring Headway
Recruiting teachers can mean sending a representative with a folding table to a hiring fair. Or it can mean a yearlong campaign that targets the best education schools, courts top students, and doesn't let up until a hundred newly minted teachers have signed contracts and been matched to the neediest schools in the system.
Education Deciding Factors
Most districts trying to reduce teacher turnover and increase the number of well-qualified teachers in their schools have focused on improving hiring and recruitment practices. But research suggests that working conditions and salary levels actually are more on teachers' minds as they decide where to teach and whether to stay or leave.
Education Executive Summary: To Close the Gap, Quality Counts
States are taking steps to recruit and retain skilled teachers, but few efforts target the schools where they are needed most.