In this second installment, Education Week explores some creative—and emerging—strategies school systems are trying to fill critical job openings when raising salaries is either not possible or not enough. We’ll look at modifying work schedules, expanding the use of contractors and emergency certified teachers, and appealing to employees’ concerns about long commutes and high gas prices.
- Recruitment & Retention The Latest Perk Schools Are Using to Attract Teachers: 4-Day WeeksThe pros, the cons, and the unknowns of a shorter school week.Recruitment & Retention Contractors Are Filling Staffing Gaps in Schools. Know the Benefits and the DrawbacksSchools 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.Recruitment & Retention Emergency Certified Teachers: Are They a Viable Solution to Shortages?Emergency teachers are in bigger demand than ever. Can states and districts make smarter use of them?Recruitment & Retention The Stay Interview: How It Can Help Schools Hold Onto Valued StaffDon't wait for people to resign before finding out what could have kept them from leaving.Recruitment & Retention Mentors Matter for New Teachers. Advice on What Works and Doesn'tMentorships can go a long way in keeping new teachers in the field. But not all mentor-mentee relationships are created equal.Recruitment & Retention How One Principal Has Dodged the Staffing ShortageA high school principal in Polk County, Fla., has developed his own talent pipeline that helps avoid staffing issues.
This is the second part of a 2-part series, Staffing Our Schools. View the full series.