Recruitment

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
December 2, 2020
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Teaching Profession Teacher Recruitment Strategies That Work
Districts are getting creative—and it’s not just with pay—to attract a bigger pool of talent for hiring.
Elizabeth Heubeck, March 17, 2020
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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.
Michele Molnar, February 19, 2020
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Joshua Gill, director of personnel and student services for Lower Kuskokwim schools in Alaska, recruits teachers at a job fair in Homestead, Pa.
Joshua Gill, director of personnel and student services for Lower Kuskokwim schools in Alaska, recruits teachers at a job fair in Homestead, Pa.
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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.
Victoria Petersen, September 10, 2019
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Adam Perry, a career counselor and bus driver at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, N.C., picks up students.
Adam Perry, a career counselor and bus driver at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, N.C., picks up students.
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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.
Corey Mitchell, September 3, 2019
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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.
Lisa Stark, February 26, 2019
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Recruitment & Retention Commentary The Suburbs Need Diverse Teachers, Too
Are nonurban districts doing enough to attract new teachers of color? The superintendent for human resources from one suburban district weighs in.
Kurt Laakso, June 26, 2018
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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.
Nancy Flanagan, May 11, 2018
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Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in Miami. Phillis Wheatley Elementary School may get an affordable-housing apartment complex next door as part of a county plan to let teachers live on school property.
Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in Miami. Phillis Wheatley Elementary School may get an affordable-housing apartment complex next door as part of a county plan to let teachers live on school property.
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, April 30, 2018
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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.
Madeline Will, April 3, 2018
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, March 6, 2018
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Special Report Getting & Keeping Good Teachers
For many school districts, teacher shortages are a recurring challenge. What are those districts doing differently to attract—and keep—the teachers they need?
January 24, 2018
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.
Debra Viadero, January 23, 2018
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Nineteen-year-old Angel Magana, seated in the rear of the classroom, is in a Denver teacher-residency program that allows him to work as a paid paraprofessional while working toward his teaching degree.
Nineteen-year-old Angel Magana, seated in the rear of the classroom, is in a Denver teacher-residency program that allows him to work as a paid paraprofessional while working toward his teaching degree.
Nathan W. Armes for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Latino Male Teachers: Building the Pipeline
Angel Magana faces many hurdles in his quest to become a teacher. Luckily, he has a small army of supporters to help him and other young Latinos.
Madeline Will, January 23, 2018
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