Education news, analysis, and opinion about challenges associated with having unfilled school or district staff positions
English-Language Learners Recruiting More Bilingual Teachers: The Challenges and Solutions
A new report highlights why more bilingual teachers are needed and how to build such a pipeline.
School & District Management What School Nurses Do and Why Schools Need More of Them
The job entails more than handing out Band-Aids, advocates say—especially so this time of year.
Recruitment & Retention Staff Shortages in Schools Are Here to Stay. Here's Why
School districts are still struggling to hire qualified candidates in special education, transportation, and STEM.
School & District Management The 'Amazon Effect' Is Fueling Bus Driver Shortages. How Schools Keep the Wheels Turning
Delivery jobs have attracted some would-be bus drivers away from schools, making it more difficult to transport students.
School & District Management A District's Bus 'Disaster' Highlights a Nationwide Driver Shortage
A transportation meltdown caused a district to cancel six days of classes as schools nationwide struggle to hire enough bus drivers.
Recruitment & Retention Q&A This High School Couldn't Fill Key Jobs, So It Turned to Students
Schools have struggled to fill key support staff jobs since reopening from pandemic shutdowns. This high school recruited its students.
Student Achievement A New Bill Would Pay Student-Teachers to Work as Tutors
The bill is part of a major push for tutoring as an academic recovery strategy as the extent of students' academic slide becomes clear.
Teaching Profession Teachers' Skills Took a Hit During the Pandemic, Too, Report Says
A new report attributes students' slow academic recovery in part to teachers' ineffective instruction.
School & District Management Opinion 'School Leaders Have 99 Problems, But NAEP Scores Ain't One'
Schools might want their students to perform at high levels, but there are more pressing and basic needs that must be addressed first.
School & District Management From Our Research Center 'It’s So Overwhelming': Demands on School Health Workers Are Making Them Want to Quit
A new national survey sheds light on the working conditions of school nurses, school psychologists, and other health workers.
Recruitment & Retention How These State and District Leaders Are Solving Teacher Shortages
Three experts share the benefits and drawbacks of the strategies they've tried out.
School & District Management The Key Challenges After-School Programs Are Facing, in Charts
After-school programs are a key academic recovery strategy for districts, but they can't enroll all the students who need them.