General Teacher Issues
- Nearly 300 Kenosha teachers report absent Monday, forcing 7 schools to transition to online learning
- Sep 22, 6:30 AM: The Kenosha school district is transitioning to online learning at seven middle and high schools after 276 teachers reported absent Monday.
- Providence teachers protest conditions at schools
- Sep 16, 7:34 AM: More than 100 teachers turned out in front of the Rhode Island Department of Education on Tuesday to air a litany of grievances about the reopening of schools.
- Missouri State Board of Education relaxes substitute teacher requirements amid COVID-19 pandemic
- Sep 15, 8:00 AM: The Missouri State Board of Education has relaxed substitute teacher requirements in case of a possible shortage because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- New York City Principals Say They Don’t Have Enough Teachers
- Sep 14, 7:22 AM: The teacher shortage has been exacerbated by requirements for smaller classes to allow for social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
- Teacher shortage means many will juggle in-person and virtual instruction
- Sep 8, 5:34 AM: With Charleston County beginning school next week, a teacher shortage may be a big problem this year. Student-teacher ratio is at the heart of the issue.
- As some teachers opt to stay home, educators find ways to keep schools open
- > Sep 4, 6:05 AM: The Connecticut State Department of Education is hearing from districts that between 25% to 30% of the state’s teachers are requesting not to physically return to school. How state and local officials respond to these staffing
- Between COVID-19 and layoffs, schools may not have enough teachers to get through the year
- > Sep 3, 8:05 AM: A potential exodus of older educators susceptible to the coronavirus and those with existing health problems may fuel already high turnover. A full third of teachers told Education Week they were somewhat or very likely to leave
- As school starts, some Pa. districts grapple with teacher shortages due to coronavirus
- > Aug 31, 6:39 AM: In recent weeks, a handful of districts across the state, including Central Bucks School District in Bucks County and East Penn School District in the Lehigh Valley as well as Mount Lebanon School District and Beaver Area School
- Principals Warn New York City Faces Teacher Shortage for Reopening Plan
- Aug 28, 7:11 AM: New York City principals are warning of a teacher shortage as they work to comply with a new district policy their union says will require thousands more teachers during a hiring freeze.
- After 250 teachers seek leaves of absence, N.J. school district switches to remote learning
- > Aug 27, 6:46 AM: Following leave of absence or other workplace accommodation requests by at least 250 educators due to COVID-19 concerns, the Freehold Regional High School District decided this week to switch to remote learning when the school year
- As schools go virtual, districts look to furlough support staff, saying they don’t have enough
- > Aug 26, 7:02 AM: As districts around the Philadelphia region prepare for virtual instruction this fall, some have taken steps to pare their workforces, authorizing furloughs of support staff whose positions are deemed no longer necessary under
- Surge in N.J. teacher leave requests is crushing school reopening plans, superintendent says
- > Aug 26, 6:01 AM: A Morris County schools superintendent says not enough planning by the state is contributing to the surge in teacher leave requests that are prompting some school districts to keep classrooms closed and offer only all-remote
- Teachers Confident Amid Uncertainty
- > Aug 19, 8:22 AM: Findings from a NewSchools Venture Fund/Gallup survey finds that most teachers say it was somewhat (50%) or very hard (32%) to teach students at home rather than at school, and they were far more likely to say it was very hard
- Education expert warns Arizona teacher shortage could get worse during pandemic
- > Aug 17, 4:27 AM: Family that the state already has a teacher shortage from last year, and this pandemic, Thomas said, could force more teachers out if districts open up schools too soon. Thomas also anticipates a substitute teacher shortage during
- Editorial: Would Kansas school districts really fine teachers for trying to stay safe from COVID?
- Aug 14, 7:41 AM: One certainty in all this uncertainty: Teachers shouldn’t have to risk their lives to reopen schools, nor should they be penalized financially for making their health a priority.
- Could COVID-19 worsen teacher shortage?
- Aug 12, 7:31 AM: Do schools have enough teachers? Officials say the state already has a shortage and fear it could worsen during the pandemic.
- COVID-19 worsens substitute teachers shortage
- Aug 11, 8:13 AM: School districts nationwide are rushing to fill substitute teaching slots ahead of an anticipated labor shortage due to COVID-19 this school year.
- Schools Around Pennsylvania are Expecting Substitute Teachers to be in Short Supply this Fall
- Aug 11, 8:02 AM: Schools around Pennsylvania are expecting substitute teachers to be in short supply this fall, amid the coronavirus pandemic but, Kelly Services says the shortage has been going on for years.
- Kansas Teachers Could Owe Their Schools Thousands If They Quit Over Coronavirus Concerns
- > Aug 11, 7:55 AM: Kansas teachers that don’t feel safe going back to crowded hallways as schools reopen could take medical leave or teach online. But at the many districts that don’t have those options, teachers eye another choice:
- Kentucky’s Public Schools Get More Flexibility For Educators
- > Aug 4, 6:08 AM: Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, announced Monday new flexibility that the state is providing for public school districts. The allowance will
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