Education news, analysis, and opinion about challenges associated with having unfilled school or district staff positions.
Recruitment & Retention Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Staffing Shortages?
Answer 7 questions to see what you know about staffing shortages.
Recruitment & Retention How One Principal Has Dodged the Staffing Shortage
A high school principal in Polk County, Fla., has developed his own talent pipeline that helps avoid staffing issues.
Teaching Profession Opinion Short On Substitute Teachers? Here's Something States Can Do
Student teachers can make good substitutes, but the rules often don't allow them to step in, write two researchers.
Recruitment & Retention The Pool of Future Teachers Is Dwindling. Can It Be Refilled?
A look at Oklahoma's efforts to replenish its teacher pipeline.
IT Infrastructure Stopping Cyberattacks Is Top Priority for Ed-Tech Leaders. But Many Underestimate the Risk
Most K-12 district tech leaders rate common cybersecurity threats as just low or medium risk, survey shows.
School & District Management Opinion What the Teacher and Classified-Staff Strike in Sacramento Means for the Country
If school district leaders changed their mindset about the concept of sharing power, students would be among the beneficiaries.
Teacher Preparation Fewer People Are Getting Teacher Degrees. Prep Programs Sound the Alarm
Colleges of education grapple with a downward trend in students, with the pandemic only adding to concerns about the decline.
Student Well-Being Schools Warn of Hunger, Higher Costs When Federal Meal Waivers End
Waivers that let schools feed all students free meals during the COVID pandemic will expire in June after Congress failed to extend them.
Teaching Profession Q&A Effective Teachers Are Needed 'More Than Ever Before,' New NCTQ President Says
Heather Peske will take the helm of the National Council on Teacher Quality in May.
IT Management How to Tackle Big Tech Problems in Schools: 3 Case Studies
See the strategies three districts are using to improve digital equity, upgrade cybersecurity, and solve staffing problems.
Recruitment & Retention 'How Bad Could It Get?' State and District Leaders Work to Combat Teacher Shortages
Policymakers are working to strengthen the teaching pipeline as district leaders report unfilled vacancies.
Recruitment & Retention After-School Programs Are Low on Staff, Leaving Students Unsupervised and Underserved
Programs for students after the school day ends are shutting down or consolidating as the widespread K-12 staff shortage crisis continues.
Student Well-Being School Counselors and Psychologists Remain Scarce Even as Needs Rise
The vast majority of K-12 schools lack the school psychologists and counselors to respond to their students' rising mental health concerns.
School Climate & Safety In Their Own Words 'COVID Is Not Over Us': As Pandemic Lingers, a Texas Mother's Dismay Deepens
A mother describes her frustrations over masking policies, staffing shortages, and the quality of education her honor roll son has received.