Teacher Pipeline

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Recruitment & Retention The Pool of Future Teachers Is Dwindling. Can It Be Refilled?
A look at Oklahoma's efforts to replenish its teacher pipeline.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 3, 2022
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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.
Madeline Will, March 22, 2022
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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.
Madeline Will, March 11, 2022
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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.
Madeline Will, March 4, 2022
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Leslie Alexander, right, talks with North Forsyth High School Assistant Principal of Instruction La Quisha Linder about what to expect while interviewing for the Winson-Salem/Forsyth County School District principal talent pool. Alexander is the Area Superintendent of Leadership Development and is working to develop a principal workforce that is representative of the district's demographics.
Leslie Alexander, right, talks with North Forsyth High School Assistant Principal of Instruction La Quisha Linder about what to expect while interviewing for the Winson-Salem/Forsyth County School District principal talent pool. Alexander is the Area Superintendent of Leadership Development and is working to develop a principal workforce that is representative of the district's demographics.
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School & District Management Principals of Color Are Scarce. Here's What Districts Are Doing About It
More than three-quarters of principals are white, though more than half of students are nonwhite. Here are some approaches to change that.
Denisa R. Superville, December 7, 2021
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Freda Arnold chats with some of her students at Booker Junior High school in Little Rock, Ark., on Dec. 21, 1965. Arnold is one of four white educators on the faculty of the all-Black school.
Freda Arnold chats with some of her students at Booker Junior High school in Little Rock, Ark., on Dec. 21, 1965. Arnold is one of four white educators on the faculty of the all-Black school.
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Recruitment & Retention 4 Changes Schools Can Make to Recruit Teachers of Color and Keep Them Around
America’s K-12 teaching force today remains predominantly white in stark contrast to its rapidly diversifying student body.
Eesha Pendharkar, December 7, 2021
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Tyler Sumpter graduated from the Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program at the University of Oregon in the spring of 2021, and began her teaching career at Quileute Tribal School in La Push, Wash., this fall.
Tyler Sumpter graduated from the Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program at the University of Oregon in the spring of 2021, and began her teaching career at Quileute Tribal School in La Push, Wash., this fall.
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Teacher Preparation ‘More Than a Demographic’: The Important Work of Cultivating Native Teachers
A graduate program at the University of Oregon is training Native and Alaska Native teachers to build a deeper bench of Indigenous educators.
Kaylee Domzalski, November 17, 2021
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Teacher Preparation Video A Native Teacher Works to Return to His Tribe
An alumnus of the University of Oregon’s Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program discusses how it helped him reach his professional goal as an educator.
Kaylee Domzalski, November 17, 2021
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Teacher Preparation Video I Am Native American and a Teacher. That Matters to My Students
A 2004 University of Oregon graduate helps her students see that it’s possible to be both Native and a teacher.
Kaylee Domzalski, November 17, 2021
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Tyler Sumpter graduated from the Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program at the University of Oregon in the spring of 2021, and began her teaching career at Quileute Tribal School in La Push, Wash., this fall.
Tyler Sumpter graduated from the Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program at the University of Oregon in the spring of 2021, and began her teaching career at Quileute Tribal School in La Push, Wash., this fall.
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Teacher Preparation Video Shaping the Next Generation of Native Teachers
The University of Oregon is training Native pre-service teachers to create a better classroom experience for Native students.
Kaylee Domzalski, November 17, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention Letter to the Editor The Pandemic Isn’t the Only Reason For School Staffing Shortages
States must dig deeper than superficial-level explanations if they're serious about staffing shortages, writes an educator.
October 5, 2021
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Federal Education Department Overhauls Beleaguered Teacher Grant Program
Thousands of teachers have had federal grants turned into student loans over paperwork errors. The Education Department is making changes.
Madeline Will, July 1, 2021
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Teaching Profession New York City Will End Controversial Absent Teacher Pool
Education department officials there announced that they will place hundreds of sidelined teachers in permanent teaching positions starting next year.
Michael Elsen-Rooney, New York Daily News, June 9, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention How 'Grow-Your-Own' Programs Are Helping Recruit Teachers of Color
Learn which strategies are working to recruit and support future teachers of color.
Elizabeth Heubeck, June 8, 2021
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