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This Western Massachusetts town has a high teacher retention rate; Superintendent credits culture of
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Sep 17, 8:37 AM: A formula of culture and climate in the Lee Public Schools, as well as proximity to the Massachusetts Turnpike, has helped the district maintain a high staff retention rate, in the eyes of Superintendent Michael Richard.
The pandemic’s toll on educators has made Texas’ teacher shortage worse
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Sep 9, 2:03 PM: It’s a problem that has troubled school administrators for years, but the pandemic has exacerbated it. Teachers report being spread thin by the demands of remote learning and exhausted by the constant health concerns.
Teachers Returning To Class Aim For ‘Normal’ In a Year They Know Will Be Anything But
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Aug 16, 3:48 PM: From rebuilding relationships to anticipating learning gaps, four teachers share what’s on their minds as they return to classrooms.
Editorial: California’s teachers will have to get vaccinated. It’s about time
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Aug 12, 11:15 AM: Early this year, teachers unions throughout California were saying that their members couldn’t go back to work in physical classrooms without being vaccinated against COVID-19. They were given priority on vaccination and most >
Thousands of vacancies for L.A. teachers, counselors, nurses remain days before school starts
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Aug 11, 4:54 PM: Days before the academic year starts, a well-funded hiring spree for Los Angeles schools is falling short of its goal to provide unprecedented and critical mental health and academic support as a shortage of teachers and other >
Editorial: Mandate vaccines for teachers
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Aug 11, 10:07 AM: Another pandemic school year is nearly here. Before it begins schools should mandate vaccinations for teachers and staff.
California cuts the number of tests teachers must take to earn credential
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Jul 16, 11:28 AM: Teacher candidates no longer have to take the California Basic Skills Test, or CBEST, or the California Subject Matter Exams for Teachers, referred to as CSET to earn a credential.
NYC will end controversial absent teacher pool, placing hundreds of sidelined teachers in permanent
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Jun 9, 5:46 AM: The city’s controversial Absent Teacher Reserve pool — a holding ground for hundreds of city educators without permanent teaching assignments — is winding down for good.
They Kept Schools Running as Covid Raged: ‘We Had to Be Here’
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Jun 2, 7:53 AM: Last year, one million students and their teachers emptied out of New York City’s school buildings as the pandemic took hold of the city. These are the staff members who stayed.
Editorial: Summer school is more important that ever. A teacher shortage may deny students the oppor
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Jun 1, 8:36 AM:

So it is understandable that teachers feel they need a break. But summer school is more important than ever this year, and it is disheartening to think that children who desperately need to make up for lost learning time will be >

D.C.-area school systems recruit exhausted teachers for summer instruction
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May 24, 8:58 AM:

During a summer when both student needs and teacher shortages are high, Arlington and other school districts in the D.C. area are doing what they can to keep school going during the summer.

Michigan asked ex-teachers to return to school. In 3 weeks, 1,200 said yes.
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May 19, 7:36 AM: To help fill the gap, the Michigan Department of Education sent emails in April to more than 30,000 former educators. Come back to the classroom, State Superintendent Michael Rice pleaded, and Michigan will waive the requirement of >
Three degrees, four years, $45,000: New initiative aims to diversify Indiana’s teachers
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May 13, 1:30 PM: Indiana needs more teachers. And, in a state where more than 90% of teachers are white, it particularly needs more teachers of color. So, a new dual-enrollment agreement from Marian University and Ivy Tech Community College is >
Opinion: Summer School Is More Important Than Ever. But Teachers Are Fried and Need a Break
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Apr 27, 8:18 AM:

Districts are bolstering their summer learning offerings, and the federal government has given more than a billion dollars to help them do so. But there’s one big problem: Teachers are burned out and exhausted from a year of >

S.F. students face ‘Zoom in a room’ at schools after 500 educators granted medical exemptions
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Apr 22, 7:29 AM: Thousands of San Francisco students heading back to their classrooms this month will be carrying their computers to school each day and sitting in front of a screen to learn from their teachers — who will remain at >
‘It’s very difficult to come in with no experience’: SC bill allows non-certified teachers
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Apr 8, 5:51 AM: A bill that passed the South Carolina House on Tuesday will allow people without teacher certifications to teach in public schools across the state.
Los Angeles teachers will get child care stipend for young kids
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Apr 6, 7:05 AM: Los Angeles Unified teachers and other employees with young children will receive a $500 monthly child care stipend as they return to classrooms after a year of campus closures.
As Pandemic Upends Teaching, Fewer Students Want to Pursue It
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Mar 29, 8:31 AM: Disruptions to education during the pandemic are turning people away from a profession that was already struggling to attract new recruits.
Perspective: It’s tempting to replace teachers with technology, but it would be a mistake
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Mar 24, 8:19 AM: As parents have come to appreciate during the pandemic, in-person teaching inspires students far more than Zoom school ever will. In person, teachers connect and engage with students in ways that screens simply can’t >
Pa. House passes bill to loosen rules on substitute teachers
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Mar 23, 5:53 AM: Legislation to provide more flexibility when it comes to finding substitute teachers to staff classrooms won unanimous approval on Monday from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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