Teacher Pipeline

Read more about efforts to grow the number and diversity of people entering the teaching profession
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Teacher Preparation Apprenticeships Are the New Frontier of Teacher Preparation. Here's How They Work
States are using federal labor funding to support the hands-on approach to teacher training and remove cost barriers for would-be teachers.
Madeline Will, October 31, 2022
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Maria Ramadane, the instructor of the career switcher course, talks to her students during class at James Monroe High School on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Fredericksburg, Va.
Maria Ramadane, the instructor of the career switcher course, talks to her students during class at James Monroe High School on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Fredericksburg, Va.
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Recruitment & Retention New Guide Pairs Research and Policy on Recruiting, Retaining Teachers of Color
The new handbook from the American Educational Research Association features new research, guidance, and testimonies for educators.
Ileana Najarro, October 31, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Opinion A Better Plan for Addressing Teacher Shortages
Be careful that stopgap staffing solutions don’t endanger our long-term goals of placing experienced teachers where they are needed most.
Jonas Zuckerman, October 28, 2022
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Teacher Preparation As Charter Schools Rise, Fewer Graduate From Undergrad Teacher Prep. Why?
The finding—among the first to look at how charters impact the teacher pipeline—has fueled debate.
Madeline Will, October 28, 2022
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Special Education States Are Desperate for Special Ed. Teachers. But They Can't Cut Corners to Get Them
The Education Department warns states not to lower standards, even as districts frantically search for skilled special educators.
Madeline Will, October 25, 2022
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Photo of job section in newspaper.
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Recruitment & Retention 5 Strategies States Are Using to Fill Teacher Shortages
After months of scrambling, states have settled on a handful of practices. But experts say some could weaken the quality of teaching.
Madeline Will, October 17, 2022
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Superintendent Devon Horton speaks to the employees of District 65 during a convocation at Quad Sports Arena on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 in Evanston, Ill.
A new anti-racist teacher residency program launched in 2021 by Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton, pictured at the microphone during an August meeting, highlights the staffing needs and challenges schools increasingly face.
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Recruitment & Retention Improving the Preparation Pipeline for Black Teachers: 5 Ideas From Experts
From acknowledging history to rethinking licensure requirements, five experts suggest ways to improve America's pipeline for Black teachers.
Benjamin Herold, October 11, 2022
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Evanston, IL - August 24: Teacher DarLisa Himrod poses for a portrait in her classroom for ages 3-5 at Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 in Evanston, Ill. Nimrod previously worked with ages 0-3 and completed a yearlong residency to receive her teaching certification.
After one of the most challenging years of her life, DarLisa Himrod landed a position as a certified preschool special education teacher at the Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center in Evanston, Ill.
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Recruitment & Retention A New Teacher at 50: Inside the Struggle to Rebuild America's Black Teaching Workforce
A suburban Chicago school district was desperate to hire more teachers of color and root out racism. Enter DarLisa Himrod.
Benjamin Herold, October 11, 2022
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Teacher Preparation HBCUs to Scale Up Teacher Residency Programs
Residency programs are considered a promising way to prepare more teachers of color. But they're expensive to run.
Madeline Will, October 7, 2022
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Teaching Profession What Teachers of Color Say Will Actually Work to Diversify the Profession
In a new survey, teachers of color pick the most effective recruitment and retention strategies.
Madeline Will, September 20, 2022
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Education Funding Districts Steer Federal Teacher-Quality Funding Into Recruitment, Retention
Efforts to recruit teachers and create "grow your own" programs are in; class-size reduction and teacher evaluation are out.
Libby Stanford, September 12, 2022
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First lady Jill Biden, second from right, speaks during a meeting with, from left, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education President Lynn Gangon, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, during a White House Domestic Policy Council meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. The first lady, who is a teacher herself, participated in the meeting on ways to support schools in an effort to address teacher shortages as the new school year begins.
First lady Jill Biden, second from right, discusses how to support teacher recruitment and retention with a panel of experts at the White House. From left: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education President Lynn Gangone, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.
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Recruitment & Retention Here's How the White House Is Tackling Teacher Shortages
Jill Biden helped roll out the administration's three-part plan, which underscores recruitment, higher pay, and hands-on training.
Madeline Will, August 31, 2022
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Teacher Preparation States Crack Open the Door to Teachers Without College Degrees
Citing vacancies, Florida now permits military veterans without a degree to teach, and Arizona will allow educators still in college.
Madeline Will, August 2, 2022
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NEA President Becky Pringle speaks on the second day of the 2021 NEA Convention in Denver.
National Education Association President Becky Pringle addresses the NEA representative assembly in 2021.
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Teaching Profession School Safety, Morale, and Filling Shortages: NEA President Dishes on What’s Next For Teachers
Becky Pringle takes EdWeek's questions about the union's safety policies, teacher shortages, and why it moved its conference out of Texas.
Madeline Will, July 6, 2022
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