General Teacher Issues
- Portland Public Schools admin accuses teachers of coordinating sick calls
- Jan 18, 7:43 AM: The district's HR chief says they're "getting reports of educators being asked by colleagues to call-in sick with the intention" of closing schools.
- Newsom signs order to make it easier for schools to hire teachers amid shortages
- > Jan 13, 9:12 AM: The California Teachers Assn., which represents some 300,000 educators statewide, said it recognized the need for hiring flexibility and urged school districts “to focus on substitute teachers, recent retirees and student
- W.Va. Education Officials Identify 5 Challenges Affecting State Teacher Shortage
- > Jan 13, 9:11 AM: The board’s first meeting of the new year focused on identifying teacher recruitment challenges. The state is short about 1,000 certified teachers, according to the West Virginia Department of Education’s Educator Preparation
- California makes it easier to hire teachers amid shortages, omicron spread
- Jan 12, 6:49 AM: California is making it easier for school districts to hire teachers and other employees amid staffing shortages brought on by the latest surge in coronavirus cases, the governor said Tuesday.
- Schools sticking with in-person learning scramble for subs
- Jan 7, 9:31 AM: Principals, superintendents and counselors are filling in as substitutes in classrooms as the surge in coronavirus infections further strains schools that already had been struggling with staffing shortages.
- Virginia Department of Education allocates $12 million for teacher recruitment
- Jan 5, 8:19 AM: The Virginia Department of Education is allocating $12 million to a variety of programs for teacher recruitment and retention efforts.
- As COVID cases rise, so do Texas teacher shortages, absences and burnout
- Jan 5, 8:05 AM: As pandemic uncertainty continues, schools across the country and in Texas are finding it increasingly difficult to staff campuses with the necessary number of full-time and substitute teachers to maintain normal operations.
- Teacher shortages, classroom gaps outlined in state report
- > Dec 20, 9:43 AM: Louisiana’s teacher workforce has seen a 30% drop in the ranks of aspiring teachers, a glut of educators working outside their field of expertise and a glaring need for more racial diversity, according to a new state
- DC Council aims to learn why so many teachers are quitting, and how to fix it
- Dec 17, 8:04 AM: Several witnesses at the hearing talked of flexible hours worked into the teacher’s school day, and more help from the administration to bring in assistance as a measure to prevent burnout.
- Bipartisan bill to ease teacher shortage applauded by union, school administrators
- Dec 17, 6:23 AM: School districts across Pennsylvania are struggling to find substitute teachers, including many in the Midstate. A bipartisan effort at the state capitol could be a big help.
- SC teachers say unmanageable workload, lack of respect driving exodus
- > Dec 6, 9:07 AM: In addition to workload problems, teachers said that they feel like they’ve lost parents’ support. Tiffany Dorris, a former eighth grade English teacher at Dorchester School District Two, said that parents’ recent attitude toward
- Teaching in the Quad-Cities: Schools using multiple ways to find needed teachers
- > Nov 29, 6:59 AM: School districts in the Quad-Cities need teachers, and there are a number of ways education institutions are trying to meet that demand. The need for teachers is significant enough it has led to programs designed to increase the
- Schools across the country are struggling to find staff. Here’s why
- > Nov 24, 9:10 AM: Across the country, these are some of the short-term solutions to a nationwide shortage of school staff at all levels – teachers, administrators, food workers, custodial staff, bus drivers and more – school districts have put into
- ‘We are losing teachers like no other time in history’ | Teacher shortages persist across the region
- Nov 24, 8:23 AM: The issue of teacher shortages across the region seems to continually get worse as staff members are left frustrated with some school districts being forced to change their calendars.
- Hiring shortages and COVID complicate schools’ year of recovery
- > Nov 23, 6:53 AM: Federal and state leaders have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into schools so they can expand academic programs, hire new staff and increase mental health and other services for students. But teachers say it has been harder
- As teacher COVID-19 rates rise, unions support in-person learning but push for stronger mitigation m
- > Nov 22, 9:28 AM: Amid rising COVID-19 infections among school staff members in Massachusetts, local and statewide teachers union leaders say they continue to support in-person learning, but urge state leaders to strengthen mitigation
- New Data Show School Staffing Shortages Disproportionately Hitting High-Poverty Districts
- > Nov 19, 10:15 AM: During a school year marked by fears of K-12 labor shortages — with nationwide reports of principals driving bus routes, superintendents filling in as substitute teachers and school cafeterias forgoing hot meals due to a lack of
- Perspective: Today’s teacher shortages are part of a longer pattern
- Nov 19, 10:13 AM: Until school boards and administrators listen to teachers, they’ll end up with shortages in every crisis.
- ‘We’re not okay’: Pandemic stressors force growing number of educators to leave jobs
- Nov 17, 6:19 AM: Education Minnesota says the teacher's union can't remember a time when so many teachers left their jobs during the year — and we're not even into December yet.
- Column: U.S. teachers pummeled by a hailstorm of conflicting instructions
- Nov 8, 10:27 AM: Coming out of the pandemic, new directives on vaccinations, assessments, schedules and other issues are flooding schools. A teacher has been telling me how that deluge feels and how much it threatens learning.
General Teacher Issues