Recruitment & Retention Webinar EdRecruiter 2020 |The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on K-12 Recruiting and Retention
The pandemic has made for an unprecedented period in K-12 education. It has forced educators at every level to rethink how they do their jobs; to prepare to pivot to a different method of delivering
Recruitment & Retention Leader To Learn From Revamping Hiring and Support for Teachers
Gonzalo La Cava, the chief of human resources in The School District of Palm Beach County, Fla., has tackled high teacher vacancies by building a pipeline into the teaching profession for non-traditional candidates, better matching teachers’ skills and experiences to the needs of schools, and ensuring that new teachers get support during the critical early years on the job. He is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
Recruitment & Retention Project A Perennial Challenge in Rural Alaska: Getting and Keeping Teachers
Recruiters are offering bonuses, free housing, and airfare to entice teachers to their remote districts—and competition is about to worsen.
School & District Management Teacher-Drivers Keep Wheels on the Bus Going Round
School systems throughout the U.S. are struggling to find bus drivers, and district leaders are getting creative to fill vacancies.
Recruitment & Retention Video Perks for Teachers: Tiny Houses Help Educators Afford a Place to Live
Elementary school teacher Sydney Scharer loves her job in Vail, Ariz., but she couldn’t afford to live in the district on her salary, about $38,000 a year. It’s an issue faced by teachers in many parts of the country. Some districts are building apartment complexes for their teachers and employees to help with housing. The Vail school district, about 30 miles southeast of Tucson, came up with a different solution: tiny houses. The district is developing a parcel of land to accommodate up to 24 tiny houses. It will lease spaces to teachers for just $125 a month. Teachers can then buy or rent their own tiny homes. Scharer jumped at the chance, and now rents a 400-square-foot home just 15 minutes from the school where she teachers 5th grade. “The plan is to make this a space where teachers and live and save and do what they want to do and be part of the Vail community,” she told Education Week. The district’s associate superintendent, John Carruth, said that this option isn’t for every teacher or every school district. But he said “this is a piece of the solution,” and that the district hopes it can help it attract and retain high-quality young teachers.
School & District Management Opinion The Grinch Who Stole Teacher Appreciation Week
It's time we asked ourselves just who gets 'appreciated' once a year--and whose work is considered vital, essential and fully professional year-round, with no need for annual symbolic gestures. There's something about Teacher Appreciation Week that smacks of a pat on the head for being willing to go the distance without adequate compensation or support.
Recruitment & Retention Where School Employees Can't Afford Housing, Some Districts Try to Help
In some of the hottest real estate markets, principals can't afford to buy homes. Some districts aim to bridge the gaps between salaries and housing costs.
Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA Pressures States to Assure All Students Have Good Teachers
States must lay out how they'll make sure poor and minority students aren't being taught by a disproportionate number of ineffective or inexperienced teachers. But they have leeway in defining who those teachers are.
Special Education The Tough, Often Lonely Job of Teaching Incarcerated Students
Schools inside juvenile justice facilities struggle mightily to find and hold onto teachers who have the skills to deliver meaningful education to some of society's most at-risk students.
Recruitment & Retention From Our Research Center Teacher Recruitment and Retention: It's Complicated
There may not be an overall national shortage of teachers, but shortages persist in certain specialty areas. And filling diversity gaps is a perennial struggle.