Recruitment & Retention
Staff shortages. Grow-your-own programs. Turnover. Learn more about recruiting and retaining teachers and other school and district staff
Staffing Our Schools
Why schools are struggling to recruit and retain staff and how education leaders can start to solve the problem.
- Recruitment & Retention How to Support New Teachers So They Stay—and ThriveJob interviews that highlight schools' strengths, looking at teacher applicants' assets, and giving new hires layers of support all matter.Recruitment & Retention Spotlight Spotlight on Teacher ShortagesThis Spotlight will help you uncover what principals look for when hiring teachers, how a supportive culture can help retention, and more.Recruitment & Retention How These State and District Leaders Are Solving Teacher ShortagesThree experts share the benefits and drawbacks of the strategies they've tried out.Recruitment & Retention How to Recruit and Retain Bilingual Teachers and Men of ColorMentoring and building personal relationships can be powerful tools for recruiting and retaining educators of color and bilingual teachers.Recruitment & Retention Interview Educators After They’re Hired, Too. Here’s Why"Stay" interviews and exit interviews can be just as valuable as pre-employment interviews.Recruitment & Retention Spotlight Spotlight on Teacher Retention & WellnessThis Spotlight will help you learn how districts can better support teachers, flexible work arrangements for teachers, and more.Recruitment & Retention Do Online Job Boards Help Districts Find More Teachers?School district recruiters are experimenting with services like Indeed and LinkedIn, but they report variable success so far.Recruitment & Retention Opinion How Schools Are Getting Through This Hiring SeasonHere’s what opinion contributors say works—and what doesn’t—when recruiting and retaining staff.Recruitment & Retention Webinar Addressing Teacher Shortages: Solutions for the Short-Term and the Long-TermDiscover promising teacher-recruitment strategies for both immediate vacancies and long-term success. Learn what's working, what's not, and where to find the necessary resources for change.Recruitment & Retention What Principals Look for When Hiring TeachersA mindset that fits with a school's vision and experience managing student behavior are top attributes.Recruitment & Retention Pay for Student Teachers: See Which State Hopes to Offer $20,000If signed into law, advocates say, the proposed stipend could boost the pipeline into the field.Recruitment & Retention Why Teachers Are Turning Down Lucrative Offers to Stay at This Texas SchoolA supportive culture that values employees' input is one reason why they're staying put.Recruitment & Retention Behind the Stats: 3 Former Teachers Talk About Why They LeftStudent discipline, inept administrators, and poor pay top their lists.Recruitment & Retention Recruiters: Prospective Teacher Hires Have Questions. Be PreparedWe flipped the script and polled teachers about what they'd ask recruiters in a job interview. Their responses are revealing.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.School districts need to have strategies in place not only to retain their current staff but also to attract new professionals to ensure they are fulfilling the immediate needs of the school and its students.